Mount St. Joseph University has opened another opportunity for students to receive their law degree, in addition to their undergraduate degree, in six years instead of the typical seven years.
The Mount has signed an agreement with the University of St. Thomas law school (Minnesota) that creates a 3+3 accelerated law program. Motivated students will be able to finish the first three years of their undergraduate degrees at the Mount before attending St. Thomas Law. Students’ final year of undergraduate work will be dually recognized for law school.
“This is an exciting new option for students who want to make their undergraduate education affordable while leading to an opportunity to study at a top law school,” said Maggie Davis, Ph.D., associate provost at the Mount. “This new agreement positions the Mount as a destination school for those students interested in a law career with an affordable pathway. St. Thomas law school is a top ranked school with a mission that, like that of the Mount, is centered on promoting the common good.”
Mount students interested in this option must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) by February of their junior year and complete the application process which includes an interview and letters of recommendation.
“St. Thomas law school strives to empower each student to develop the professional and ethical values vital to long-term success in the legal profession,” said Robert K. Vischer, dean and Mengler Chair in Law at St. Thomas law school. “Consistent with our mission — which compels us to integrate faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice — we are compelled as a law school to expand access to legal education as part of a greater effort to expand access to justice in communities nationwide.”
This is the Mount’s second articulation agreement for law school; the University signed an agreement with NKU’s Chase College of Law earlier this year.