Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 On Campus Catalog 
    
2021-2022 On Campus Catalog

Partnership with University of Maine School of Law


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Partnership with University of Maine School of Law

Saint Joseph’s College’s partnership with the University of Maine School of Law allows eligible students to earn a bachelor’s degree and law degree in six years. In this accelerated 3 + 3 program, students complete three years of undergraduate work at Saint Joseph’s College followed by three years of law school at Maine School of Law in Portland, Maine.

This partnership allows Saint Joseph’s College students to apply for admission to Maine Law’s Juris Doctor (JD) program in their third year. Successful applicants enroll in law school in what would be their fourth year. After the successful completion of their first year of Maine Law’s JD Program, students earn the credits needed for a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s College.

Students interested in the accelerated program may enroll in any program major of interest offered at Saint Joseph’s College. In their second year, students with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher may formally declare their interest in the 3 + 3 program. At that time, they will begin working with one of the Academic and Career Coaches in the Career Studio in addition to their major faculty advisor. The Academic and Career Coach works with the student to keep them on track with the program’s admissions criteria. Note: Successful candidates will have a 3.5 or higher GPA when applying to Maine School of Law .

The Program Objectives of the 3+3 Program are:

  • To provide students who demonstrate a strong interest in law with an opportunity for substantial savings of time and tuition;
  • To attract candidates to undergraduate Partner Universities with the incentive of an expedited track to law school;
  • To engage undergraduate students at Partner Universities with Law School activities, orient them to opportunities for the study and practice of law, and familiarize them with the Law School;
  • To facilitate collaboration among the Law School and the Partner Universities; and
  • To contribute substantively to the Partner Universities and enhance the Law School’s state-wide identity as a legal and educational resource.

 

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