The 3+3 accelerated Law Program in partnership with Western New England (WNEU) School of Law offers Elms College undergraduate students a fast track to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six, rather than seven, years of study.
After completing three years as an undergraduate at Elms College and gaining admission to WNEU law school through the specified process, a student in the 3+3 Law Program will become a full-time, first-year law student at WNEU School of Law on the University’s Springfield campus, rather than returning to Elms for their senior year.
Students in the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program will follow the usual course of study for full-time, first-year law students. Upon successful completion of the first year of law study, the credits earned will be counted toward the JD degree and as elective credits to complete your Elms College bachelor’s degree.
Elms undergraduate students applying for the program must complete all core curriculum and major-specific courses of their undergraduate education by the end of the sixth semester of undergraduate study, take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than December of the third undergraduate year and obtain an LSAT score equal to or exceeding the median LSAT of the prior admission class to the law school and maintain a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3.
Applicants will also submit a completed Law School Admissions Council ("LSAC") Credential Assembly Service ("CAS") report, letters of recommendation, resume and personal statement no later than March 15 of the calendar year in which the student hopes to matriculate at the School of Law.
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.