Fitchburg State, UMass create fast track for law school
August 20, 2014
A new agreement signed Wednesday by Fitchburg State University President Robert V. Antonucci between FSU and the University of Massachusetts Law School will save those on the law school track time and money.
Under the articulation agreement, qualified FSU undergraduates will be permitted to substitute their first year of law school for their senior year at FSU, earning their bachelor's degree and the juris doctor degree in six years instead of the traditional seven.
Qualified FSU students will be guaranteed admission to UMass Law School and will complete their bachelor's degrees at the UMass Law campus.
"This agreement is about institutional collaboration that puts students first," Antonucci said. "We are opening doors that will bring affordable, high-quality law degrees within reach of our students."
Under the agreement, qualifying students will be able to complete three years of study toward a bachelor degree at FSU before proceeding directly to UMass Law in Dartmouth, where they will simultaneously complete their bachelor degree and a three-year juris-doctor degree program.
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