Saturday, May 25, 2013
Stetson University College of Law has announced a new program designed to get students an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years — one less than normal. The Tampa, Fla.- law school has partnered with University of South Florida, also located in Tampa.
Students seeking a JD degree typically complete a four-year undergraduate program followed by three years of law school. Under the new 3+3 accelerated path, students will spend three years at USF and three years at Stetson Law.
Students’ first year in the full-time JD program at Stetson also serves as their final year of study at USF. Interested students must enroll in USF’s Honors College and meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
You can read more here. Other schools are beginning similar programs or thinking about instituting them. I know that many decades ago, students often matriculated at law schools after two years of college.