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3 + 3 Prelaw Programs

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

We now offer a 3+3 LEAP option in partnership with the Syracuse University College of Law, University at Buffalo School of Law, Michigan State University College of Law, and Ohio Northern University to any interested undergraduate student. By completing the program, students will 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.

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.

Class Profiles

To get a sense of the most recent year’s entering classes at each of our partner schools, visit their class profiles:

Contact

For more information on the 3+3 programs, contact Dr. Sebastien Lazardeux, chair of the legal studies program, at (585) 385-8440 or slazardeux@sjfc.edu.