Syracuse University College of Law Partners with Three HBCUs to Increase Student Diversity

The College of Law at Syracuse University in New York will launch a “Three-Plus-Three” program with three historically Black colleges and universities. The agreement will allow students to spend the first three years on a HBCU campus and then they will begin three years of legal training. Students completing the program will receive a bachelor’s degree from the HBCU and a juris doctorate from the College of Law at Syracuse University.

The participating HBCUs are Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University. The students involved in the new program will begin receiving law education during their senior undergraduate year. Administrators at Syracuse University hope that this program will address the lack of diversity in the student body and faculty and bolster representation within the college.

Craig Boise, dean of the College of Law at Syracuse University stated that “we expect that by partnering with these schools, we’ll have access to a significant number of African American students who are interested in law school.”


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  1. Dr. Carlos Minor says:

    This is a win-win. Syracuse will get high quality students from the AUC and the AUC will get even more top flight students because of this agreement. I love it.

  2. Leroy Wilson Jr says:

    Greetings from Botswana Dean Craig Boise. A bit of history. This follows a dual degree program initiated and established by Charles Meredith, PhD, my Morehouse College and University of California at Berkeley classmate and friend, between Georgia Tech and Morehouse. Dr. Meredith established this dual degree program a few decades ago.

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