The Nelson Wolff Law Early Admission Program offers advantages to motivated, talented students who plan to attend law school and graduate in less time. The program allows qualified undergraduate students in certain degree programs to earn both a bachelor’s degree and law degree in just six years, instead of the usual seven. To be eligible, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or better and earn at least a 158 on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
St. Mary’s students in the program enter law school after completing their third year of undergraduate study. Students’ first year of law school will complete the final 30 hours of the undergraduate program, so that students complete both degrees in six years. Included undergraduate degree programs are criminology, English, international relations, philosophy, political science, sociology and speech communication. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Catalog. The law school and the Graduate School also offer numerous joint J.D. and master’s degree programs.
Milo Colton, Ph.D., J.D.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences