St. John Fisher College and the University at Buffalo School of Law have announced a 3+3 Legal Education Accelerated Program, which will allow any interested undergraduate student at Fisher an opportunity to earn both their undergraduate and law degrees in six years, while minimizing the cost of their education.
“This program is very compelling since it creates a direct path from an undergraduate career at Fisher to one of the most attractive law schools in the state,” said Wesley Renfro, chair of the legal studies and political science programs at Fisher. “This partnership gives our students access to a rigorous and widely known law school with broad and deep connections in Western New York and beyond. Our students will benefit greatly from the legal education they receive at the University at Buffalo as well as opportunities for professional growth and networking.”
To be considered for the program, students must matriculate at Fisher as first-year students, complete the college’s First Year Program, core curriculum, major and minor requirements; consult with a LEAP adviser during their undergraduate years at Fisher to discuss educational and career goals; earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher; and successfully complete the Law School Admission Test with a LSAT score at or above the median LSAT score for the School of Law’s previous year’s enrolled class. An application to the School of Law must be submitted through the Law School Admission Council during their third and final year at Fisher.
“We are delighted about our partnership with the University at Buffalo. Access to excellent education is a cornerstone of St John Fisher College’s mission and this program provides our exceptional students with the opportunity to continue their education in a timely and affordable way,” said Ann Marie Fallon, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
“UB School of the Law has always had a strong connection to the Rochester area,” said UB School of Law Dean Aviva Abramovsky. “Approximately 1,100 UB Law graduates are members of the Rochester legal community, and many received their undergraduate degree from St. John Fisher College. We are pleased to partner with a school that provides us with so many future leaders in the legal profession, and we expect that this accelerated path to the profession will facilitate even more.”
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