Sep 23, 2020  
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Law - Seton Hall Law School


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3+3 BA or BS/JD Program

Drew students interested in a career in law have the opportunity to gain admission to law school while earning an undergraduate degree at Drew.  Students may apply to the accelerated 3+3 program to receive their bachelor’s degree from Drew and their Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the law school in six years, as opposed to the traditional seven.

Eligibility and Application Criteria

How to apply
Students should consult with Drew’s pre-law adviser to plan their course of study.  Students should apply directly to the SHLS by April 1 of their junior year. See Application Materials & Requirements for a list of required materials.

For the 3+3 program, by the end of the junior year, Drew students are required to:

  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 at the time of application and at the end of their junior year at Drew.
  • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than December of their junior year and earn a score in the 77th percentile or higher.
  • Submit a complete application, including a valid LSAT score to SHLS.
  • Maintain a “good social standing” while enrolled at Drew and have no indication of engagement in conduct that might result in denial of admission to the State Bar Association.
     

The SHLS Admissions Office will conduct a final review of a student’s transcripts to ensure that all requirements of the program have been met prior to entry into the Law School. 

Drew Requirements for 3+3 Dual Degree Program

  1. Before starting at SHLS, students must complete at least 98 Drew approved credits, with at least 48 credits in residence at Drew.
  2. Before starting at SHLS, students must complete all Drew general education requirements.
  3. Students are encouraged to complete all requirements for their major while at Drew. However, students may transfer up to 8 credits taken during their first year at SHLS as electives for their Drew major. Students pursuing this option must:

 

  • Complete the Pre-Approval for Study Elsewhere form to have their SHLS courses approved as electives for their major before beginning their final semester at Drew.
  • Talk to the program and their major adviser about how they will fulfill Drew’s major capstone requirement.

Students planning to transfer electives from SHLS towards their Drew major should declare their intent to do so as early as possible to their Academic Adviser, Chair or Director of their major, and the Pre-Law Adviser. Please note, not all majors may be feasible with this 3+3 program. A student may enroll in the program at any point during their Drew career. 

Upon successful completion of the first year at SHLS (with grades of C- or higher in all courses), students in the 3+3 program will be granted their Drew bachelor’s degree.  In other words, Drew will allow a student to transfer up to 30 upper-level credits from their first year at SHLS to Drew to complete the credits for the bachelor’s degree.  A student who, for any reason, earns less than a C- at SHLS, or fails to complete their first year of graduate study, may return to Drew to complete the bachelor’s degree requirements.  In such a case, transfer credit will be given for courses satisfactorily completed at SHLS with a grade of C- or higher.  

About Seton Hall Law School:
Seton Hall Law is located one block from Newark Penn Station and only 20 minutes from Wall Street, the legal and financial capital of the world. The law school is distinguished by a highly competitive but collegial environment that promotes rigorous academic standards while fostering strong relationships among students and faculty.  Seton Hall Law graduates make their mark in public interest, government service, and corporate practice.  The schools’ strong placement record opens extraordinary opportunities to graduates not only in top law firms in New York and across the Northeast but also in high technology, pharmaceutical, biomedical, government, and public interest organizations.

***Students admitted into the 3+3 Drew/SHLS program who do not meet program requirements, may be considered for admission to SHLS in the regular pool of Seton Hall Law admissions.  This consideration would follow successful completion of their Baccalaureate degree program and completion of all required SHLS application requirements.***
 

For further details: contact pre-law faculty advisor Professor Jinee Lokaneeta, Department of Political Science and International Relations or make an appointment with the pre professional advisor in the Career Center, http://www.drew.edu/internships-career-development/.


4+3 BA or BS/JD Program

Drew students interested in a career in law have the opportunity to gain admission to law school while earning an undergraduate degree at Drew.  Students who qualify for the 4+3 program gain preferential admission to Seton Hall Law School (SHLS).

Eligibility and Application Criteria

How to apply
Students should consult with Drew’s pre-law adviser to plan their course of study.  Students should apply directly to the SHLS by April 1 of their senior year. See Application Materials & Requirements for a list of required materials.

For the 4+3 program, by end of the senior year, Drew students are required to:

  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 at the time of application and at the end of their senior year at Drew.
  • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than December of their senior year and earn a score in the 75th percentile or higher.
  • Submit a complete application, including a valid LSAT score to SHLS
  • Maintain a “good social standing” while enrolled at Drew and have no indication of engagement in conduct that might result in denial of admission to the State Bar Association.
     

Seton Hall Law School will be responsible for the final review and evaluation prior to entry into the dual degree program.

About Seton Hall Law School:
Seton Hall Law is located one block from Newark Penn Station and only 20 minutes from Wall Street, the legal and financial capital of the world. The law school is distinguished by a highly competitive but collegial environment that promotes rigorous academic standards while fostering strong relationships among students and faculty.  Seton Hall Law graduates make their mark in public interest, government service, and corporate practice.  The schools’ strong placement record opens extraordinary opportunities to graduates not only in top law firms in New York and across the Northeast but also in high technology, pharmaceutical, biomedical, government, and public interest organizations.

***Students admitted into the 4+3 Drew/SHLS program who do not meet program requirements, may be considered for admission to SHLS in the regular pool of Seton Hall Law admissions.  This consideration would follow successful completion of their Baccalaureate degree program and completion of all required SHLS application requirements.***

For further details: contact pre-law faculty advisor Professor Jinee Lokaneeta, Department of Political Science and International Relations or Pre Professional Advisor Lisa Layne.

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