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

Admission

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.

Recommended

Required

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.

Area A: Required Core Courses24
Mass Media Law and Ethics
Professional Writing I
The Law and the Legal System
H2b:Constitutional Law
H3:DV:CivilRight&Libert
H3:International Law
Internship I
T1: Symbolic Logic
Area B: Elective Courses (Select four Elective Courses)12
H3:Professional Writing II
Environmental Ethics & Polic
State and Local Government
H2b:DV:Comparative Politics
H1:DV:Public Policy
H1:InternPoliti Econ
H2b:Making Modern England
T1:DV:African-American History
H2b:History of Western Law
H2b:Constitutional Hist of US
T1:DV:Moral Philosophy
H1:Philosophy of Law
H2b:DV:Political Philosophy
Legal Studies Major
The University of Akron School of Law Transfer Credit28
*Students must take all courses in Area A (24 hrs), and 4 courses from Area B (12 hours). Students may not double-count up to 15 credit hours from their general, major, or minor education requirements. Some courses may fulfill other general education, core, or program requirements. Consult your advisor for additional guidance.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: 28 credit hours will be transferred from the University of Akron School of Law upon completion of the fourth year of the 3+3 program. The B.A. will be awarded by Walsh University.