Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a 3+3 Year Degree Program to a Juris Doctorate

Xavier University of Louisiana and Case Western Reserve University Law School in Cleveland have established a partnership for Xavier students wishing to pursue a career in law. Xavier University students will have the opportunity to be directly admitted into the CWRU Law School after completing three years of undergraduate study. Once admitted, the CWRU Law School JD program can be completed in three years. This will reduce the time for students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree to six years from seven years.

CWRU accepted applicants who were graduates of Xavier University’s pre-law program will receive at least an additional $1,000 scholarship and the designation as a “Xavier Scholar.” Accepted applicants with a score of 153 or greater on the LSAT will receive at least an additional $1,000 scholarship. All scholarships awarded are for three consecutive academic years.

“Our partnership includes special scholarships for students, we’re assigning them alumni mentors and we’re giving them funding for internships so it’s going to be a great program for Xavier students,” said Michael Scharf, co-dean of the CWRU Law School.

“We’re not eager to have a lot of relationships, but we are eager to develop partnerships with top universities in various parts of the country that our students hail from and that share our values for a more diverse and inclusive world,” said Anne McCall, provost at Xavier University.


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