3+3 Bachelor's/Juris Doctorate Program

Earn a Bachelor's and Juris Doctorate degree in six years.

The 3+3 program enables students to attend Suffolk Law School after three years of study at Framingham State University (FSU). This is an accelerated program that allows the participants to complete their undergraduate studies and law degree in six (6) years.  Courses that students take in their first year of law school will count as free electives at FSU, which will allow them to complete their undergraduate degree requirements. Students choosing an accelerated program or those choosing to complete their undergraduate general education and major program requirements in three (3) years would be eligible. The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is awarded following the successful completion of the first year of law school (as noted on an official transcript sent from Suffolk University).

Selected students start at Suffolk University Law School after their junior year at Framingham State University.  Students may apply to the Suffolk Law School program no later than April 1st of their junior year at FSU.

Interested students should meet with their major academic adviser and the Pre-Law Advisor early on to make sure they complete all necessary undergraduate courses and credits.  The Pre-Law Advisor for Framingham State University is Dr. Christopher McCarthy-Latimer.

 

Matriculation Requirements to Suffolk University Law School

  • Maintain at least a 3.30 overall GPA while at FSU;
  • Obtain a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score equal to or greater than the Suffolk University Law School’s median score of the prior year;
  • Provide at least one (1) letter of academic recommendation from an FSU faculty member by January 1st prior to the fall start in law school;
  • Submit a completed Suffolk University Law School application no later than April 1st of their junior year at FSU (Suffolk University Law School will waive the application fee);
  • Complete required Framingham courses before beginning at the law school, including all major program requirements and General Education requirements, which need to be completed by the end of the student’s junior year.