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Pre-Law Advising

UMass Dartmouth's Pre-Law advising track is open to all majors with any level of interest in law school or a legal career. There is no one route to law school, so the Pre-Law advising program recommends courses in your major that develop analytical, logical, and creative-thinking skills, providing a solid foundation for future study in commercial, criminal, environmental, family, labor, and tax law, and preparing you for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and law school itself.

Enrollment in the 3+3 joint degree program with UMass Law allows offers an accelerated pathway to an undergraduate and law degree, enabling qualifying students to substitute the first year of law school for the final year of their undergraduate program, thereby earning both a bachelor’s degree from UMass Dartmouth and a Juris Doctor from UMass Law in six rather than seven years.

UMassD advantages

  • 3+3 Law degree: UMass Law’s accelerated program allows you to receive both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in 6 rather than 7 years. In your fourth year, you would matriculate at UMass Law as a first-year law student.
  • Community: Learn more about the study and practice of law by attending events at UMass Law
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