Accelerated Program in Law

UPDATE: The very first deadline for the Accelerated Program in Law will be Friday, November 11, 2016. Applications (found below) should be sent to diane.whitney@uconn.edu, delivered in person to her office in Rowe 426C, or delivered to the main Enrichment Programs Office in Rowe 419 (ask for Marlene). 

Information for Students

The UConn Accelerated Program in Law is a cooperative program between UConn undergraduate programs and the UConn School of Law. It allows a student with strong academic credentials to obtain an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years rather than the normal seven. Students will apply for the program in the first semester of their Sophomore year, and apply to UConn Law School in their Junior year, taking the LSAT in February of their Junior year. A schedule of program deadlines is included below.

In what would normally be the student’s Senior year at UConn, they will be at the Law School, taking normal first year law classes, but one less per semester than regular law students. At the same time, they will be completing all requirements for their bachelor’s degree. The law classes they take will count towards their undergraduate degree as well as towards their law degree, and will constitute a second major, structured with their advisor as an Individualized Major. At the end of the first year of law school, the student will receive his or her bachelor’s degree, graduating with their UConn class.

During the summer, or during the second year of law school, the student will take the two classes they did not take during their first year at the law school (one class per semester). They will receive their law degree after two more years of study at the Law School, or a total of six years after starting as a Freshman at UConn.

Financial aid received at UConn will follow the student for the first year at the Law School and they will pay undergraduate costs for that year. The second and third year of law school, they will pay normal law school fees.

Basic Timeline

Sophomore

1st Semester

Sophomore 

2nd Semester

Junior 

1st Semester

Junior 

2nd Semester

Senior
Apply to program Accepted into program Prepare for LSAT Take LSAT in February; Apply to UConn Law 1st year at UConn Law; Bachelor’s Degree received at end of year

Application

Accelerated Program Application