3 + 3 Prelaw Programs

Earn a law degree in six years through the Legal Education Accelerated Program at Fisher.

As a legal studies/prelaw student at St. John Fisher College, you may take advantage of a 3+3 program established in conjunction with either Michigan State University College of Law or Ohio Northern University. The Legal Education Accelerated 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 and Core Curriculum requirements.
  • Consult with a LEAP advisor during your freshman or sophomore year to discuss educational and career goals.
  • Complete a minimum of 91 liberal arts credits.
  • Earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) requirement for acceptance into the MSU program is a score of 155 or higher; for the ONU program, you must score at or above the 50th percentile.

3+3 LEAP Program

Upon acceptance into the program and in consultation with a legal studies advisor, LEAP students complete the following requirements for legal studies as well as courses in a required second discipline.

Requirements

Required Courses - 21 credits

  • ECON 250 - Law and Economics
  • ENGL 271 - Introduction to Legal Writing
  • POSC 210 - P3 Law, Politics, and Society
  • POSC 212 - Legal Research and Analysis
  • Choose ONE:
    • POSC 252 - Theories of Law
    • PHIL 260C - P3 The Philosophy of Law
  • POSC 355 - Issues in Lawyering
  • Choose ONE:
    • POSC 495 - Internship
    • 300 level POSC elective

Law School Transfer Credits - 15 credits

  • 15 law school credits in transfer (grades of C or higher)

Total: 36 credits

Note: Course substitutions for the legal studies major can be made only after consultation with and approval of the department chair of political science and legal studies. Only ONE course that is required or applied as elective credit in the second major may be used for credit in legal studies unless otherwise approved by the department chair.