George Mason U. partners with VA school for 3+3 program

The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and Christopher Newport University will offer a program that saves students time and money on their path to a law degree. 

Students participating in the 3+3 program between the two Virginia universities will complete three years of undergraduate study at Christopher Newport in Newport News before transferring to the Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington for the final three years to earn a law degree. This new enhanced track reduces the time to graduate with a baccalaureate degree and law degree by one year. 

It also saves Christopher Newport students $25,000 by foregoing a year of undergraduate studies, said

“This agreement enables our pre-law students to accelerate their time to a law degree and affords them the opportunity to study with the outstanding faculty of the Antonin Scalia Law School,” said Christopher Newport Provost David Doughty. 

For students to be eligible for the program, they must be able to complete all of the requirements of their major and Christopher Newport’s general education curriculum by the end of the spring semester of their junior year of undergraduate study, maintain a 3.25 GPA, and earn a competitive score on the LSAT. Students must be approved for the program their freshman or sophomore year, enabling them to apply for formal admission to the law school during their third year.