Accelerated Law Dual Degree Program
Lewis University’s Pre-Law Program provided me with a great legal foundation before my first day in law school. The Mock Trial Team gave me great real-world experience. I learned how to become a good advocate.How lawyers structure arguments. Now, I’m a 3rd year law student at the prestigious John Marshall Law School and excited to start contributing to my community.
Your fast track through law school.
Lewis University has partnered with The John Marshall Law School in Chicago
to provide students with an accelerated dual law degree program.
Fast-track your way through law school by getting undergraduate credit for your Juris Doctor (JD) coursework. And you’ll earn both your bachelor’s degree and your JD in just six years, an entire year faster than traditional seven-year programs.
From Lewis to Law School
The John Marshall Law School accepts a number of exceptionally well-qualified Lewis University students at the end of their junior year based on a comprehensive evaluation that includes:
- A review of your Law School Admission (LSAT) score
- A review of your academic record
- And faculty recommendations
Successful applicants typically have a GPA and LSAT score above the prior year’s entering class average – a high standard to achieve. But if you do, after your first year at The John Marshall Law School, you will have earned enough elective credits to receive your bachelor’s degree from Lewis and be a year ahead of schedule toward your JD degree.
Students who fail to meet this standard and receive early entrance may still qualify for admission into The John Marshall Law School or another law school after traditional graduation from Lewis. Students who successfully enter John Marshall’s JD program but do not complete it for any reason can apply for readmission to Lewis University and finish their bachelor’s degree. Lewis University will consider all courses completed at John Marshall with a grade of “C” or above for transfer as elective credit. After a student earns at least 128 Lewis University total semester hours, they will earn their bachelor’s degree from Lewis.
Your Pre-Law Advisor
Any student who is considering law school should meet with their pre-law advisor
as early as possible. They will help you select specific undergraduate coursework
to help you succeed in your future career. Your advisor will also help you stay on top of LSAT preparation courses
, law school application dates, and help you develop your personal statement and application.
Still Have Questions?
Learn more about our Accelerated Law Dual Degree Program with this helpful FAQ
If you have any other questions, contact an admissions advisor at email@example.com or call (815) 836-5250.