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Bachelor/Juris Doctor 3+3 program

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Type: Definitions
Effective Date: 2/9/2017

Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law participate in a joint program which allows outstanding students to substitute their final year of undergraduate studies with their first year of law school and earn an undergraduate (BS or BA) and law (JD) degree in six years instead of seven years. 

Students must complete all undergraduate degree requirements with a minimum of  90 units, by the end of their junior year.  The first year of juris doctor required coursework (30 units) substitutes for the final year of undergraduate study (minimum 120 total units).  Upon successful completion of the first year of study at the James E. Rogers College of Law, students will be awarded their undergraduate degree from NAU. 

When applicable, a student should choose a minor that satisfies a student’s interests but also includes coursework to help prepare for Law School.  Minors in Criminal Justice, English, History, Philosophy or Political Science are suggested. 

Eligibility for Admission to the University of Arizona Law School:

Students who meet the following requirements are presumptively eligible for admission to the James E. Rogers College of Law under the conditions of the program:

  • Successful completion of all undergraduate degree requirements a minimum of 90 units, by the end of their junior year.   At least 30 units must be earned at Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division units.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • Achieve a one-time or average score on the Law School Admission test (LSAT) that is no lower than the median LSAT score for the prior year’s entering class at the James E. Rogers College of Law, or a similar GRE score.
  • Submission of the Application for Admission through the Law School Admissions Council, Personal Statement, two Letters of Recommendation, and Resume.
  • Students must also be recommended for enrollment at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law by the NAU unit chair/director.  

Please consult with your advisor to ensure your degree requirements are complete and you fulfill the criteria for application BEFORE you apply for admission to the University of Arizona's Jame E. Rogers College of Law. 

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