Sunday, December 15, 2013

Stetson Law School and U. West Florida partner up for 3+3 accelerated JD program

Stetson College of Law and the University of West Florida have announced a partnership in which undergrad students will allowed to fast-track to a JD in six years instead of seven.  Stetson had previously partnered with the University of South Florida to offer a 3+3 program.  Other law schools which have adopted a similar fast-track JD program include Albany, U. Denver, Fordham, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Southwestern, Touro, Vermont (3+2 program under consideration) and Whittier

From the Pensacola News Journal:

UWF announces new accelerated law school program

Starting next summer, the University of West Florida will offer aspiring attorneys a new way to reduce the time it takes to obtain their law degree through a partnership with Stetson University College of Law.

 

The two universities will partner to offer a 3+3 program, starting in August 2015. The program will allow high-performing students to earn their bachelor’s and juris doctor in six years rather than the traditional seven, spending three years at UWF and three years at Stetson Law.

 

UWF President Judy Bense announced the new program Wednesday. The program will provide “seamless transitions” for the university’s students, she said in a university release.

 

Students accepted into the program will be paired with a law student, faculty or alumni mentor and are eligible for scholarship consideration, according to the university.

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