St. Norbert College and Marquette Law School are teaming up to start a new program for students looking to get a law degree.
The new plan is called the 3-plus-3 program.
It enables St. Norbert undergraduates to enroll at Marquette Law School after completing three years at St. Norbert.
Upon finishing their three years of law school at Marquette, students would emerge with both a St. Norbert bachelor's degree and a Marquette law degree in just six years, a full year less than the traditional path
"We are delighted and honored to able to work with Marquette Law School on this innovative partnership,” said St. Norbert president Thomas Kunkel. “Our schools have many shared values and much common history – including lots of ‘dual’ graduates. We are delighted to be able to offer law-bound students an opportunity to get their degrees from both schools and still save on a full year of college tuition. It’s exactly the kind of value-added opportunity families are asking for.”
St. Norbert students in the 3-plus-3 program will be able to apply to Marquette’s law school during their junior year. Those who are admitted would then move directly into the law program. Once they successfully complete all requirements during their first year of law school at Marquette, those credits are transferred back to St. Norbert to achieve a baccalaureate degree.
Those students will then have two additional years of law school at Marquette before receiving their juris doctor degree from Marquette Law, all in six total years. This will be the first such program in Wisconsin.
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