Charlotte Law partners with university to offer B.A and J.D. in six years

Charlotte School of Law has joined forces with Johnson C. Smith University to offer students a bachelor and law degree in six years, instead of the traditional seven.

High-performing JCSU students with an interest in law will be recruited to be a part of the program. Candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 900 and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Students will follow a curriculum pace that allows them to complete their bachelor degree minus major electives. At the end of their junior year, qualified students can enter the law program at Charlotte Law, but must complete the bachelor degree by the end of August following the first year of law school.

The program will begin in fall 2012.

“We are continuously looking for new ways to improve the post-graduate academic experience for our students and we’ve found that in this 3+3 partnership with Johnson C. Smith University,” said Denise Spriggs, interim dean of Charlotte School of Law. “

The collaborative relationship between the two institutions may include joint research activities and publications, applications for research funding, co-sponsorship of seminars, and sharing of course materials and curriculum.