East Stroudsburg University and Widener Law Commonwealth finalized a partnership Thursday to offer students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and law degrees in six years.
The two schools agreed to a 3+3 program in 2020, which allows undergraduate students to earn the final 30 credits of their bachelor’s degree at WLC while simultaneously pursuing their juris doctor (J.D.) degree. COVID delayed the deal until Thursday.
Qualifying students must complete their major and general education requirements by the end of their junior year at ESU. Students must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than February of their junior year and apply to WLC by April 1 of their junior year.
“We are pleased to formalize our partnership with East Stroudsburg University,” said Michael Hussey, dean of Widener Law Commonwealth. “The 3+3 program is designed to help high-achieving students pursue their dream of a legal career at a quality law school, while also saving them significant time and money in pursuing their education. Our law school looks forward to working with ESU and its students.”
“This collaboration with East Stroudsburg University and Widener Law Commonwealth will provide our students an immense opportunity to build on their academic success and work toward a successful and rewarding legal career, and we are excited to begin a strong and lasting partnership to benefit our mutual students,” said Dr. Christopher Brooks, professor of history and pre-law advisor at East Stroudsburg University.