2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Feb 03, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

American Law and Legal Systems Minor


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Law School Early Admission (3-3) Program

Students seeking law school early admission through a different department must complete the LSEA minor along with the program requirements of the department in which they major.  A sample of the program majors which can be combined with the LSEA minor are:  business (general, BBA), communications studies, criminal justice, economics, english, finance, history, management, marketing, philosophy, psychology, political science, sociology, and women’s studies.

Students wishing to pursue a 3-3 track should meet with a legal studies professor upon entrance to Hamline for assistance in planning their coursework. No entry form or commitment is required. If you decide partway through your studies that the 3-3 track is no longer right for you, then simply continue on with your studies and graduate in four years.

Please also contact the chair of the department in which you would like to major for more information.

The LSEA minor may be combined with a major in another department that is not listed above.  To consider the possible options for another academic major with the LSEA minor, please contact the department chair in your major as well as the legal studies department chair for more information. 

Participation in the 3-3 program does not guarantee you law school admission; students must take the LSAT and apply to and be accepted by Hamline’s School of Law.

Minor Requirements


Highly motivated and talented students may complete their undergraduate degree and law school in just six years. Students must complete the LSEA minor along with a major in another discipline. The legal studies department offers its own 3-3 program, the American Law and Legal Systems Major. For more information, refer to the American Law and Legal Systems Major.

Declaration of Candidacy


Students wishing to pursue an LSEA (3-3) track should meet with advisors in the relevant departments upon entrance to Hamline for assistance in planning their coursework. Students fill out a Declaration of Major as early as possible indicating an LSEA minor and electing a major in one of the following areas: Business (General, BBA ); Communication Studies; Criminal Justice; Economics; English; Finance; History; Legal Studies; Management; Marketing; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Women’s Studies. Refer to the individual program’s 3-3 advising sheets for more information. The LSEA minor may be combined with a major in another department that is not listed above. To consider the possible options for another academic major with the LSEA minor, please contact the department chair in your major as well as the legal studies department chair for more information.

Specific required courses


Early admissions candidates must complete these four minor classes by the end of their junior year:

Hamline Plan Requirements and 100 semester credits


Early admissions candidates must also complete all Hamline Plan requirements and 100 semester credits and all major requirements by the end of their junior year and file the Intent to Graduate form by December of the junior year.

Law School Admission


Apply to Hamline University School of Law


Complete all necessary steps to apply for admission to the law school during the junior year. Application can be made by the fall of the junior year and should be complete by March of the junior year.

LSAT


Sit for the LSAT and complete the application process through the Law School Admission Council’s website at www.LSAC.org. Students should sign up to take the LSAT test during their junior year. Materials and scholarship applications are available online and at the law school.

Contact Hamline University School of Law


Contact the Hamline University School of Law Admissions Office to discuss the profile recommended to be admitted to Hamline University School of Law as a 3/3 student.

Special Notes


The LSEA (3-3) minor is not intended to prepare students to work as paralegals and it is not approved by the American Bar Association. Participation in the 3-3 program does not guarantee you law school admission; students must take the LSAT and apply to and be accepted by Hamline’s School of Law.

Continuation after the junior year


To complete the major the student must then complete and transfer back to the College of Liberal Arts or School of Business twenty-eight (28) credits of successful law school work with a grade of C- or better.

Transfer Students


Transfer students are eligible for the early admission (3-3) program and must take a minimum of sixteen (16) credits in the major while enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts or School of Business and must complete the Hamline plan and 100 semester credits to be eligible for admission to HUSL. Transfer students are encouraged to consult with the Transfer Coordinator in CLA admissions at (651)523-2207 or pre-law advisors Jeanne Kosieradzki at (651)523-2745, Jerry Krause at (651) 523-2327, Leondra Hanson at (651) 523-2678, Stephen Arnott at (651) 523-2582, or Meg Hobday at (651) 523-2629 as early as possible prior to transfer.

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