The University of Miami offers the 3+3 Joint Degree Program in Law, which allows qualified University of Miami undergraduate students with high academic ability to complete their bachelor's and Juris Doctor degrees in six years (3 years of undergraduate and 3 years of law school).
3+3 students must successfully complete 90 credits earned toward their undergraduate degree, including requirements for their majors and any minors they may be undertaking. The University of Miami requires that the last 45 credits be taken in residence. Students will be conferred their bachelor's degree upon completion of 120 credits including AP/IB credit.
Admission to law school is provisional until all requirements are satisfactorily met. To be considered for admission to the University of Miami School of Law, a student must submit the following by December 1, 2021 and meet all standards the Law School Admission Committee requires:
- 3+3 approval letter from undergraduate advisor.
- Overall cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in all college-level courses.
- Official LSAT score. Note that in order to be competitive for merit-based scholarships, a strong LSAT is required.
- JD flex application for the School of Law program by December 1, 2021, which includes registration for the Law School Admission Council Credential Assembly Service (LSAC CAS). An application fee waiver ($60) is available upon request.
Advantages of the Joint Degree Program in Law
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- Accelerated academic track: Students will complete both their bachelor's degree and law degree in just six years, which will save tuition costs.
- Miami Law application fee waiver ($60).
- Merit-based scholarship consideration for qualified applicants.
- Special events and programs hosted by Miami Law, which include 3+3 information sessions.
- Special networking events.
- Opportunity to sit in on law classes.
- Exclusive workshops such as LSAT Workshops.
- Program specific undergraduate advising.
- Program specific advising from Miami Law advisors.
- Closed Facebook Group for 3+3 students & advisors.
- Law student mentorship.
How to Apply
3+3 Joint Degree Program in Law applicants are required to follow the same application guidelines as regular JD applicants. Application instructions are available here. Furthermore, to be considered for the Joint Degree Program in Law, applicants must indicate so under the Joint Degree Program question in their law school application and upload the 3+3 approval letter from your undergraduate advisor.
Join the 3+3 Cohort
If you are interested in the 3+3 program, we encourage you to submit the inquiry form below as early as your freshmen year of college at the University of Miami. The 3+3 cohort has access to special programming, 1-on-1 advising sessions, LSAT workshop presentations, and much more.
If you would like to learn more about the program, please connect with the Office of Student Recruitment:
Associate Director of Student Recruitment
School of Law, Room F203