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3+3 Partnerships with Law Schools

3+3 Partnerships with Law Schools

Why wait seven years to become a lawyer? Come to Ursuline, and you can do it all in six.

Ursuline has established 3+3 programs with Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Downtown Cleveland and Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., through which you will complete three years of study at Ursuline, followed by three years in law school. You’ll earn your bachelor’s degree after your first year of law school. Earning your JD in six years rather than the traditional seven means you’ll launch your legal career sooner, providing you with a faster return on investment.

A seat in the JD program, saved just for you:

The Cleveland Marshall College of Law will accept all candidates from Ursuline who, by the end of their third year, apply for admission, complete all undergraduate major requirements and:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.45; and
  • Score above the 60th percentile on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

Similarly, the Columbus School of Law will accept all candidates from Ursuline who, by the end of their third year, apply for admission, complete all undergraduate major requirements and:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.60 by the end of the third year or 3.50 by the end of the fourth year;
  • Score above the 66th percentile on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT);
  • Remain in good academic and disciplinary standing, as determined by Ursuline; and
  • Met all of the fitness, character, and other criteria for admission required by the Office of Admission of the Columbus School of Law.

To prepare you for this transition, you’ll take advantage of Ursuline’s outstanding Pre-Law program and:

  • Enter and succeed in law school, and go on to become a competent and ethical attorney.
  • Build the analytical, oral, and written communication skills necessary to be successful in law school and beyond.
  • Take several LSAT-prep exams as you approach the law school admission process and be ready to succeed on the test.
  • Attend networking nights to meet leaders in the field, thanks to our strong ties to the Cleveland legal community.

Why wait seven years to become a lawyer? Come to Ursuline, and you can do it all in six.

Ursuline has established 3+3 programs with Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Downtown Cleveland and Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., through which you will complete three years of study at Ursuline, followed by three years in law school. You’ll earn your bachelor’s degree after your first year of law school. Earning your JD in six years rather than the traditional seven means you’ll launch your legal career sooner, providing you with a faster return on investment.

A seat in the JD program, saved just for you:

The Cleveland Marshall College of Law will accept all candidates from Ursuline who, by the end of their third year, apply for admission, complete all undergraduate major requirements and:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.45; and
  • Score above the 60th percentile on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

Similarly, the Columbus School of Law will accept all candidates from Ursuline who, by the end of their third year, apply for admission, complete all undergraduate major requirements and:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.60 by the end of the third year or 3.50 by the end of the fourth year;
  • Score above the 66th percentile on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT);
  • Remain in good academic and disciplinary standing, as determined by Ursuline; and
  • Met all of the fitness, character, and other criteria for admission required by the Office of Admission of the Columbus School of Law.

To prepare you for this transition, you’ll take advantage of Ursuline’s outstanding Pre-Law program and:

  • Enter and succeed in law school, and go on to become a competent and ethical attorney.
  • Build the analytical, oral, and written communication skills necessary to be successful in law school and beyond.
  • Take several LSAT-prep exams as you approach the law school admission process and be ready to succeed on the test.
  • Attend networking nights to meet leaders in the field, thanks to our strong ties to the Cleveland legal community.

What Lawyers Do

As a lawyer you’ll advise, advocate for, and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes, conduct legal research, interpret the law, rulings, and regulations, and work with legal documents such as contracts, wills, lawsuits, deeds, and more.

Work Environment

You might choose to work at a private or corporate law firm or for federal, local, and state governments. In Northeast Ohio’s robust healthcare market, there is a demand for attorneys specializing in this area.

Pay

The median annual wage for lawyers was $118,160 in May 2016.

Job Outlook

Did you know that Cleveland is the 10th best market for legal professionals in the United States? Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 6% by 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

*From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Lawyers

If you choose the 3+3 program track, you’ll need to pursue one of the following Ursuline majors:

Read course descriptions for these programs, learn about their requirements, and find more information about the 3+3 program and read the complete list of Cleveland Marshall College of Law admission requirements in the Course Catalog.

 

Anne Murphy Brown, JD

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to see how you can change the world as an Ursuline student, begin your application below. Not ready to apply yet? Start learning more about Ursuline by requesting information or visiting today.