Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Campbell Law School of Raleigh, North Carolina has announced it is joining the list of law schools to launch a 3+3 program in cooperation with Meredith College that will allow students to obtain their undergrad and J.D. degrees in 6 years rather than 7 (thus saving participants some not so insignificant tuition costs). From Campbell's press release:
Campbell Law School and Meredith College have partnered to create an accelerated dual degree option for students seeking to earn undergraduate and juris doctor degrees in record time. Under the 3+3 accelerated dual degree program, Meredith College students can earn an undergraduate degree and a juris doctor from Campbell Law in six years rather than seven, saving both time and money.
The student will spend three years at Meredith College, completing all general education requirements and the coursework for her major. In her fourth year, the student will begin study at Campbell Law, and the credits earned during that year will complete her Meredith degree while counting towards the law degree. Students can continue to live on campus at Meredith during this fourth year.
There are a wide variety of majors at Meredith that students could complete in order to do the 3+3 program.
“This is a unique pathway for the top Meredith students to focus on law school early in their collegiate careers,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard.
Meredith College has a proven track record of preparing students for success in law school, according to Assistant Professor of Political Science Whitney Ross Manzo, Meredith’s pre-law adviser. Manzo will serve as the 3+3 program coordinator.
“Meredith’s general education program, which requires writing intensive courses, information literacy, and oral communication, builds skills that law schools want and that prepare our students for success in any career,” said Manzo. “Meredith also has a vast network of alumnae who are practicing lawyers or students in law school who want to help our current students succeed.”
Meredith and Campbell Law School share many characteristics that make this partnership attractive to students. Both schools offer small class sizes and supportive faculty, along with all the benefits of their location in the heart of North Carolina’s capital city.
Meredith Provost Matthew Poslusny said the new partnership with Campbell Law School underscores the College’s commitment to the professional preparation of its students.
“The 3+3 program partnership will allow our students to complete their law degree as seamlessly as possible,” said Poslusny. “Being able to attend a strong law school that is so near to where they have been obtaining their undergraduate degree seems like a perfect fit.”
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