3 + 3 Pre-law Programs
Earn a law degree in six years through the Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP) at Fisher.
St. John Fisher College, in conjunction with the State University at Buffalo School of Law, Michigan State University Law School, and Ohio Northern University Petit School of Law, offers the opportunity for a select number of qualified St. John Fisher College students to earn a bachelor of arts degree and a juris doctor degree over the course of approximately six years of full-time study.
Qualifying for the Program
LEAP condenses the time necessary to earn your law degree while minimizing the cost of your education.
To qualify for the program, you must:
- Matriculate at Fisher as a first-year student, completing the College's First Year Program, Core Curriculum, major, and minor requirements.
- Consult with a LEAP advisor during your undergraduate years to discuss educational and career goals.
- Earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.
In your junior year, your advisor will work with you to help you prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and to assist you in your application to the partner programs, complete with two academic letters of recommendation from Fisher faculty.
The 3+3 programs are open to a variety of majors. You will complete your major requirements and the College core before beginning your coursework at your chosen law school. Up to 30 credits from your first year of law school coursework is accepted by Fisher to complete the requirements for your undergraduate degree.
You are also required to meet with an academic advisor to review the specific program requirements for your undergraduate major.
Other eligibility requirements also apply.
To get a sense of the most recent year’s entering classes at each of our partner schools, visit their class profiles:
- Syracuse University College of Law
- University of Buffalo Law School
- Michigan State University College of Law
- Ohio Northern University
For more information on the 3+3 programs, contact Jane Snyder at (585) 385-7298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.