3+3 Admission Program
Qualifying students from our partner undergraduate institutions have the option to earn their bachelor's and law degrees in six years rather than the traditional seven.
Undergraduate students who gain admission into the law school through the 3+3 program will follow the usual required course of study for first-year law students. After successfully completing the first year of law school, 3+3 participants will receive their bachelor’s degree, assuming all other graduation requirements are met. The juris doctor degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the required minimum 90 total course credits for law school and all other J.D. requirements.
The application deadline for 3+3 applicants is February 1, and late applications will not be accepted.
All accepted applicants will be considered for available scholarships. While some scholarship awards are granted at the time of acceptance, many are granted after acceptance and occasionally after a deposit has been paid.
Candidates must meet all program requirements of their undergraduate institution. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they meet all 3+3 requirements set by their undergraduate degree granting institution. Students admitted and matriculated through the 3+3 program must provide their final transcripts showing their undergraduate degree was awarded before they will be allowed to begin their second year of law study.
The Blewett School of Law has 3+3 program agreements with the following institutions:
- Carroll College (Montana)
- Rocky Mountain College (pending approval)
Statement of Interest
Two Letters of Reference
Ideally, these should include one general reference letter and one academic reference letter. You may submit a maximum of four letters. Applicants who graduated from an undergraduate program several years ago may substitute letters from employers or supervisors who can address the applicant’s abilities and intellectual promise for the study of law. Letters of reference must be sent to the LSAC and processed by the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Letters sent directly to the law school will not be accepted A reference letter that is particularly helpful is one that discusses the applicant’s:
- Native intelligence (analytical powers, rigor of thought, critical faculty, reasoning ability);
- Independence of thought (originality, imagination, creative intelligence);
- Effectiveness of oral communication;
- Effectiveness of written communication;
- Industry and motivation (persistence, self-discipline, study techniques);
- Judgment and maturity (conscientiousness, common sense); and
- Leadership ability.