3+3 Accelerated Law Program expands reach

3+3 Accelerated Law Program expands reach

The 3+3 Accelerated Law Program at the University of Louisville has been in place for less than a year, and it's already expanding, thanks to a new partnership with Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Under the program, eligible students can begin law school in their senior year of undergraduate study. Students earn an undergraduate degree after their first year of law school and a law degree two years later.

The program allows students to receive both their undergraduate and law degrees with one less year of coursework and expense than is typical, allowing them to begin their legal careers one year sooner.

"The Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville is thrilled to partner with Kentucky Wesleyan in this exciting program," said Dean Susan Duncan. "The 3+3 Accelerated Law Program offers a way for motivated students to jump-start their legal careers, and we are so excited to see some of the brightest minds from Kentucky Wesleyan enter our law school one day. This partnership is a positive step for both of our schools and for Kentucky and the legal profession as a whole."

"On a personal note, as a proud Brandeis Law alumna myself, I’m so happy to work with another Brandeis Law grad, Kentucky Wesleyan President Bart Darrell.”

“Kentucky Wesleyan College has a rich history of producing graduates who have had distinguished careers in law and/or who have made lasting contributions to justice,” said Wesleyan President Barton D. Darrell. “I applaud the innovative approach to legal study demonstrated by the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law and Dean Susan Duncan for their efforts to make an elite legal education even more accessible and affordable."

See the announcement from Kentucky Wesleyan College.