Legal Studies students learn about Willamette Law partnership program
by Ahliil Saitanan |
Legal Studies program students of the UAA Justice Center met with Willamette College of Law Dean Brian Gallini over pizza on March 3 to discuss the law school application process and the "4+3" Direct Admission Program, which is an inspiring partnership between UAA and Willamette Law that offers successful UAA students the security of knowing that if they meet pre-defined admissions requirements, they will be granted admission to law school.
An Accelerated Schedule
The goal of these UAA partnerships with law schools is to provide qualified UAA students the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree and law degree on an accelerated schedule, encouraging students interested in attending law school to attain these high academic standards. The term "4+3" refers to four years of undergraduate credits plus three years of law school.
The 4+3 Direct Admission Program allows undergraduate students studying at UAA and UAA alumni to gain admission to Willamette College of Law based on certain academic credentials. If a student meets these credentials, admission to Willamette Law will be assured. UAA students and alumni who are admitted under the Direct Admission Program are guaranteed a direct admission scholarship of $10,000, which is renewable each year the student is enrolled at Willamette Law and remains in good standing.