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St. John Fisher, Syracuse College of Law announce 3+3 agreement

By Eric Reinhardt

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St. John Fisher College and the Syracuse University College of Law have announced a program that will allow a group of Fisher students to pursue an undergraduate and law degree in six years.

St. John Fisher is located in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford.

It’s called a 3+3 legal education accelerated program (LEAP), which is aimed at “minimizing the cost of their education,” St. John Fisher said in a Wednesday news release. 

To be considered for the program, students must meet a set of requirements for both institutions.

At Fisher, they must enroll as first-year students, complete the school’s first-year program, core curriculum, major, and minor requirements, per the release.

They also need to consult with a LEAP advisor to discuss educational and career goals and earn a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Students also must complete the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) with a score at or above the median LSAT score for the College of Law’s previous year’s enrolled class.

Syracuse University College of Law and St. John Fisher College have announced a program that will allow a group of Fisher students to pursue an undergraduate and law degree in six years. Syracuse’s Dineen Hall is home to the school’s College of Law. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

Students also have to submit an application to the College of Law through the Law School Admission Council during their third and final year at Fisher.

“The partnership with St. John Fisher College provides its students with an accelerated path to the College of Law and its unique offerings, including our top-rated Advocacy Honor Society program, innovative research centers focused on national security, technology commercialization and disability law, and our expansive externship opportunities offered around the country, among others,” Denee Page, assistant dean of enrollment management at the Syracuse University College of Law, said in the Fisher news release.

This agreement is the fourth 3+3 LEAP program at Fisher. The school also holds agreements with Michigan State University College of Law, University at Buffalo Law School, and Ohio Northern University.

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