​​​​​​3+3 Law Program​

Is a law degree your goal?

Accelerate your education with the 3+3 Law Program.


The 3+3 Law Program is designed for motivated University of Findlay pre-law majors to attend their first three years at Findlay with the option to complete their fourth year at one of our partner legal institutions. This would essentially become their first year of law school. Participating students will have their bachelor's degree awarded upon successful completion of their first year of law school.

Those who apply for early law school admission will also be considered for full scholarships at those universities.


Benefits

  • Seamless transition to our partnered law school
  • Graduate one year sooner
  • Time and education savings
  • Ability to take LSAT earlier
  • Potential scholarships with partnered law school

Requirements

University of Findlay students must meet minimum academic requirements to be considered for acceptance into the program at one of our partner schools. They must complete 93 credit hours, including all general education requirements for their major and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2.

Each partnering legal school will have a specific set of requirements that will vary by institution. Admission into the 3+3 Law Program does not guarantee admission into one of the law schools.

Entering the 3+3 Law Program

Students interested in participating in the 3+3 Law Program should meet with their advisor as early as possible in their first two years of undergraduate study. 

For more information contact Paul Chwialkowski, Ph.D., Professor of Social Science, Criminal Justice & Public Administration. 

3+3 Program Partners


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law  ​
Located in Cleveland, the 120-year-old Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is known for its inclusivity and diversity. It was the first law school in Ohio to admit women and one of the first in the state to admit minorities. The institution is known for using state-of-the-art litigation technology via its Trial Courtroom; offers a Solo Law Practice Incubator to assist students with entrepreneurial interests; and offers practical applications of classroom studies through clinics, externships and engagement with thought leaders.

Founded in 1885, the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law is known for developing students into ethical, competent and responsible professionals using innovative and collaborative learning techniques. Its clinical placements are distinguished by client interaction and courtroom hours. It also prides itself on a supportive community filled with professional mentors and teamwork among classmates.

University of Toledo College of Law
Founded in 1906, the University of Toledo College of Law is known for hands-on learning and an emphasis on teaching how the law relates to and affects society and people’s lives. A variety of clinical and externship opportunities are offered that provide real-life experience in carefully selected legal environments. Students also hone their legal skills by providing high-quality legal services to individuals and groups in the community.
At Duquesne University School of Law, you will be trained to a high degree of professional skill with a special sensitivity to ethical and moral concerns. Graduates of Duquesne University School of Law know the law in a comprehensive fashion and in a range of specialized areas such as corporate law, tax, litigation, environmental law, energy law, health law, intellectual property, international law, and the law of electronic commerce. 

Michigan State University College of Law 
The MSU Law experience is characterized by an open, collaborative environment, a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities, and an exceptional curriculum. Their programs and focus areas provide course groupings, allowing you to build your expertise in a particular area of legal practice. MSU Law offers around 170 different elective courses every year, with instructional styles that range from classic Socratic lectures to intimate, discussion-driven seminars.