Law School Early Admission (3-3) Program
If law school is in your future, consider Hamline’s 3-3 program, which allows highly talented and motivated students to complete their undergraduate degree and law degree in just six years.
The objectives of this special program are:
- to provide exceptional, highly motivated undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence, maturity, and professionalism with an opportunity to complete their bachelor’s and law degrees in six, instead of the usual seven, years;
- to integrate the liberal arts education with professional legal training; and
- to provide a program that will develop legal professionals who are committed to defining and strengthening the moral and ethical values of the legal profession through value-based education.
The Legal Studies Department offers its own 3-3 major program, the Legal Studies - Law School Early Admission Major which is paired with a minor outside of the Legal Studies Department. Students may also choose from a variety of majors paired with a Law School Early Admission Minor. Students seeking law school early admission through a department other than Legal Studies 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. Please see the Law School Early Admission Minor section of this Bulletin for specific information.
Students interested in any 3-3 program should meet with an academic advisor in the Legal Studies Department early in their undergraduate career to discuss. Please also contact the chair of the department in which you would like to major for more information. 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.