Admission

UAA 3+3 Requirements

UAA students can be admitted to the proposed program anytime during the first two years of undergraduate study.  At the end of their third year, contingent upon completion of UAA's General Education requirements for all Baccalaureate Degrees and the disciplinary requirements for their chosen baccalaureate program, qualified students may be admitted to the Willamette University College of Law, where their first-year law courses will be counted as up to 31 credited of upper-division elective requirements for their UAA bachelor’s degrees.  After completing the additional two years at Willamette, participating students will have completed both the Bachelors and J.D. degrees in six years (three years enrolled at UAA and three years enrolled at Willamette University College of Law).   

Requirements for admission are:

  • Minimum high school or UAA GPA of 3.4;
  • A submitted essay describing the student’s reason for applying to the program, why the student will succeed in an accelerated program and an outline of the student's intended major and plan for completing the general education and disciplinary credits by the end of their junior year;
  • Submission of the student's current undergraduate transcript;
  • Students interested in applying for this program will be required to meet with UAA program advisor, Deb Periman, UAA Justice Center, 907-786-1125, dkperiman@uaa.alaska.edu, during their first two years at UAA.

Students in the program apply for admission to the Willamette University College of Law during the junior year of their undergraduate work.

By the end of that year, Baccalaureate/Law students must:

  • Complete all General Education requirements for all Baccalaureate degrees (Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3);
  • Complete all disciplinary requirements for the major;
  • Complete a minimum of 89 semester credit hours, 30 of which must be UAA resident credits;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher;
  • Achieve a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score in their junior year that is no lower than the median LSAT for the prior year’s entering class of the Willamette University College of Law; and
  • Complete all required College of Law application materials and comply with all other College of Law admission requirements.

Application to College of Law

3+3 students must complete the application process required of all applicants to Willamette University College of Law.  Law Application Process  

We encourage all 3+3 students to contact the Law Admission Office to set up a visit, sit in a first year class, tour the law school or meet with an admission representative, if possible.  

Law Admission Office
law-admission@willamette.edu
(503) 370-6282
Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center, suite 401
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