CHICOPEE — Elms College and Western New England University School of Law will execute a ‘3+3’ agreement this month that allows students to apply for admission to the law school and begin their legal education during their senior year at Elms College. This could shorten the time for students to earn both their bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from seven years to six years.
This agreement is not limited to criminal justice or legal studies majors — any undergraduate student, regardless of major, can earn credits toward law school under this program.
“This is a significant opportunity for students in all majors who are interested in attending law school,” said Assistant Professor Kurt Ward, director of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies and director of ABA Paralegal Education at Elms College.
The 3+3 program agreement signing will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at the WNEU School of Law. Representatives of both WNEU and Elms College will be in attendance.