Rutgers Law School 3+3 Program
The 3+3 program enables highly qualified students to complete both a bachelor's degree and a graduate law degree (juris doctor or J.D.) in six years, rather than the usual seven.
Students participating in this accelerated program complete their first year of law school courses during their fourth undergraduate year. To prepare for this fourth year, they must complete all undergraduate course requirements in general education and in their chosen major and compile at least 91 credits during their first three years. The 29 credits required during the first year of law school count toward both degrees.
Normally, 3+3 program students are awarded their bachelor's degrees at the end of their fourth year. The J.D. is typically awarded after two additional years as a full-time law student on successful completion of the required course credits in Rutgers Law School and of all other J.D. requirements.
An undergraduate GPA matching the median of the academic year (currently 3.4)
An LSAT score at or above the median of the academic year (currently 155)
Be on track to complete your general education and major requirements by your junior year
Take the LSAT and apply to Rutgers Law School during your junior year
Exhibit a superior ability to succeed by:
Scoring on the LSAT at or above the 75th percentile nationwide (currently 158)
Earning an undergraduate GPA at or above the 75th percentile for Rutgers applicants to law school (currently 3.70)
Having life experiences, a background, or accomplishments which indicate the ability to overcome challenges and contribute to the dialogue in the law school classroom
All law school applications are submitted online through the Law School Admissions Council (lsac.org) who also administer the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
To help prepare for this test, utilize the free Khan Academy LSAT prep:
Dr. Anthony Grasso, Assistant Professor Political Science