Legal Studies Program (3+3, B.A.-Legal Studies/J.D.)

3+3 Program (Bachelor’s Degree & Juris Doctorate) for Business Majors

The DeVille School of Business (DSoB) 3+3 Program is open to any qualified Walsh University undergraduate student who wishes to expand his or her current business knowledge with a juris doctorate (JD) degree from The University of Akron School of Law. Students will complete the first three years of undergraduate study at Walsh University. The student’s fourth, fifth, and sixth years of study will be at The University of Akron School of Law.

Admission

A high school student, matriculated DSoB undergraduate business major, student transferring into the DSoB at Walsh University from another Walsh University undergraduate program, or any student wishing to apply to the 3+3 Program must satisfy the following:

* Minimum 3.50 cumulative high school GPA performance; and

* Minimum ACT score of 25 or an SAT score of 1150.

During the student’s third year of study at Walsh University, the student will apply for admission to The University of Akron School Law. Students will be assured of admission to law school if they satisfy the following:

* Minimum 3.40 cumulative undergraduate GPA performance;

* Responses to the Character and Fitness questions on The University of Akron School of Law’s application that are satisfactory to the law school’s Admissions Committee; and

* Minimum LSAT score of 150.

A student enrolled in the 3+3 Program will complete a minimum of 97 earned credit hours during the student’s three years of undergraduate study at Walsh University. The student will then earn the minimum 28 remaining credit hours to complete the bachelor’s degree during the student’s first year of law school at The University of Akron School of Law. Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements, the student’s Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies will be awarded following the student’s fourth year of study (first year at The University of Akron) and the student’s JD will be awarded following the student’s sixth year of study (third year at The University of Akron).

Undergraduate Policies

While an undergraduate student, all University and undergraduate policies apply to the student. This includes the student’s first three years of study at Walsh University.  Walsh University will accept transfer credit from the University of Akron for the student's first year of law school and will award the Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies following the student's fourth year of study (first year at the University of Akron) upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

3+3 Program

Legal Studies Major - Bachelor of Arts

Student must have completed a minimum of 97 credit hours upon completion of third year at Walsh in order to graduate with Bachelor of Arts Degree upon completion of first year of Law School.

Requirements:

  • Business Core Program (BCP) Requirements
  • BCP I (27 semester credit hrs.)
  • BCP II (15 semester credit hrs.)
  • Legal Studies Major - Internship (3 semester credit hrs.)
  • University of Akron School of Law Transfer Credit (28 semester credit hrs.)

BCP I Requirements (27 semester credit hrs.)

BUS 001Discovering Career Direction0
BUS 110Integrated Bus Experience I3
BUS 111Integrative Bus Experience 23
BUS 113Comm in Multicultural Environ3
BUS 002Refining Career Focus0
BUS 230Financ/Managerial Accounting3
BUS 232Information Analysis3
BUS 233Mktg in a Global Environment3
ECON 203T1:Global Microeconomics3
ECON 204Global Macroeconomics3
MATH 155Elementary Functions I3

BCP II Requirements (15 semester credit hrs.)

BUS 003Network, Interview & Comm0
BUS 360H1:DV:Mgmt in a Global Environ3
BUS 362Global Information Systems3
BUS 363Corp Fin Mgmt in Global Env I3
BUS 418Team Global Mgmt & Leader Sem3
BUS 465H3:Integrative Global Expe III3

Legal Studies Major (31 semester credit hrs.)

(Includes 28 semester transfer credit hrs. from Univ. of Akron)

BUS 385-LInternship3-12