Legal Studies (3+2/3+3, B.A.-Legal Studies/J.D.)

The Legal Studies program offers students an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from Walsh University and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Akron School of Law or the Catholic University of America in six years (3+3 Program), or from the University of Dayton School of Law in five years (3+2 Program).

Admission

Any student wishing to apply to the 3+2 or 3+3 Program must satisfy the following:

* Minimum 3.50 cumulative high school GPA performance

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

3+3 Program

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

*Minimum 3.40 cumulative undergraduate GPA performance

*Minimum LSAT score of 150

*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

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 or Catholic University of America Columbus 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 law school) and the student’s J.D. will be awarded following the student’s sixth year of study (third year at law school).

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 or Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law 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 law school) upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

3+2 Program

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

*Minimum 3.40 cumulative undergraduate GPA performance

*Minimum LSAT score of 150

A student enrolled in the 3+2 Program will complete a minimum of 96 earned credit hours during the student’s three years of undergraduate study at Walsh University. The student will then earn the minimum 29 remaining credit hours to complete the bachelor’s degree during the student’s first year of law school at The University of Dayton 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 law school) and the student’s J.D. will be awarded following the student’s fifth year of study (second year at law school).

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 Dayton 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 law school) upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

Recommended

Required

Student must have completed a minimum of 96 credit hours for the 3+2 program or 97 credit hours for the 3+3 program upon completion of third year at Walsh in order to graduate with Bachelor of Arts Degree upon completion of first year of Law school.

Required Core Courses27
Business Law
Sports Law
The Law and the Legal System
H2b:Constitutional Law
H3:DV:CivilRight&Libert
Internship I
T1: Symbolic Logic
T1:Criminal Justice
Criminology
Required Track (Students must take 9 total credit hours in a single concentration to complete the requirements for this major)9
Track I: Business (Select 3 courses)
T1:Global Microeconomics
Global Macroeconomics
Corporate Financial Mgmt
Principles of Management
DV: Human Resource Management
Track II: Criminal Justice (All 3 courses are required)
T1:Juvenile Crime/Justice
H1:Victimology
Restorative Justice
Track III: Government (Select 3 courses)
State and Local Government
H1:DV:World Politics
H1:DV:Public Policy
Public Leadership
Legal Studies Major36
The University of Akron School of Law Transfer Credit28
The University of Dayton School of Law Transfer Credit29
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law Transfer Credit28
*IMPORTANT NOTE: 28 credit hours will be transferred from the University of Akron School of Law or Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law upon completion of the fourth year of the 3+3 program. The B.A. will be awarded by Walsh University.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: 29 credit hours will be transferred from the University of Dayton School of Law upon completion of the fourth year of the 3+2 program. The B.A. will be awarded by Walsh University.