Cooley offers accelerated J.D. program with Oakland University

Thomas Cooley Law School and Oakland University signed a partnership that will allow students to graduate with an undergraduate and law degree in six years, instead of the traditional seven. The school’s developed the program as a way to help students reduce debt.

It will allow students enrolled in their final year of Oakland University’s integrative studies program the opportunity to take first year law school courses at Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus. The 24 credits that the students take at Cooley will then count as credit towards the completion of their final year and degree at Oakland University.

“Both Oakland University and Cooley Law School are proud to offer students this exciting opportunity,” said interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Susan Awbrey.  “The 3+3 Program is making real strides in the education community and we hope it gives students the help they need to attend law school.”

The schools have previously partnered for several other initiatives. Cooley Auburn Hills is the exclusive educational partner law school of Oakland University. Students graduating from Oakland who meet Cooley’s admission requirements are given priority in selection of both campus and entering term. Additionally, Cooley and Oakland offer MBA-JD and MPA-JD dual degree programs for interested students.