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Regis College is pleased to announce two new additions to its portfolio of advanced education opportunities for undergraduate students who wish to pursue a career in law. Suffolk University and the University of Massachusetts School of Law will join Western New England University School of Law to offer Regis students an opportunity to complete both their undergraduate and legal degree in six years as opposed to the traditional seven years.
“During these uncertain and challenging times, being able to save time and money while pursuing a law degree is a tremendous opportunity for our students,” said Regis College President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “I am thrilled to expand Regis’ 3+3 offerings at Suffolk and UMass Law, two premier law universities in New England.”
The Regis pre-law program allows select students the possibility of completing three years at Regis and, once accepted to law school and upon satisfying Regis transfer requirements, the credits earned during the student’s first year at law school will be transferred back to Regis for conferral of an undergraduate degree. The student will then continue on at law school for the remaining two years.
“One of the most exciting things about the legal profession is that undergraduate students can major in any discipline and apply to law school because of the profession's emphasis on critical and ethical thinking,” said Kate Edney, PhD, Dean of the Regis School of Arts and Sciences. “Regis’ mission makes it uniquely positioned to provide students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in law school.”
The Regis pre-law advisor will work with students who are interested in this path to ensure that they have satisfied the requirements of this program. Students who are interested should contact: