The 3+3 Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP) allows qualifying students to complete 3 years of undergraduate work at Northern Michigan University and 3 years of law school at Michigan State University in order to complete both the baccalaureate and JD (Doctor of Juris) degrees in six years instead of seven. This accelerated legal education is made possible by double counting credits earned during the first year of law school toward both the JD and toward the Baccalaureate degree.
“Students will have the opportunity to enter MSU College of Law in their senior year and count that first year of law school credit toward both their JD and BA or BS degrees,” said Steve Nelson, NMU political science professor and pre-law adviser. “This is another excellent opportunity that we provide to our pre-law students.”
Carter Wilson, head of the NMU Political Science Department said, “This agreement is a testament to a little-known fact about NMU. Judging from Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores and law school placements, NMU has one of the most outstanding pre-law programs in the state of Michigan.”
To qualify for this program candidates must maintain a grade point average above a 3.7 grade point average and score above 150 on the LSAT (Law School Admission Test).
For more information about this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 906-227-2019.