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Three Plus Accelerated JD or JD Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The University of Vermont and Vermont Law School are committed to affordable, advanced higher education and seek to provide students with an opportunity to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree and a Juris Doctor degree in a total of either five of six years.

UVM 3 + 2 Program

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.4. Candidates must have a recommendation from one UVM full-time faculty member. Candidate must complete an essay detailing the reasons for their interest in the study of law and in participating in the Program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 at the end of their fifth undergraduate semester. Students must sit for the LSAT no later than October of their third year of study at UVM and present a score of 155. Students should have no evidence of Character and Fitness concerns that would disqualify the applicant from admission.

PARTICIPATING COLLEGES

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

APPLICATION PROCESS

Candidates may seek admission to the program at the conclusion of their first year of study at UVM. Please visit the UVM 3+2 Program page for more information. Students should apply to Vermont Law School by January 31st of their Junior year.

CONTACTS

University of Vermont
Career Center
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Vermont Law School
Katie Merrill
kmerrill@vermontlaw.edu
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A Student's Perspective

Rachel Heath

“I have absolutely loved the 3+2 program with VLS! This program has provided me with the unique and incredible opportunity to achieve my goals. After attending UVM for three years, I was able to attend VLS for two years. Vermont Law School has been an incredible experience. The faculty and staff are all dedicated to the success and well-being of their students. The professors are not only knowledgeable but approachable. The atmosphere of the school’s community is one of love and joy. I have never experienced a school so full of people who want nothing less than to make the world a better place. Although this may be a small school, VLS is certainly not lacking any opportunities for experiences. Students may participate in a number of clinical experiences, internships, volunteer opportunities, and student run activity groups. I had the incredible opportunity to spend a semester as a student clinician at the South Royalton Legal Clinic. There, I was able to practice law as a student with the supervision of some of the most dedicated and talented lawyers; working in the areas of bankruptcy, immigration, and family law. I feel so blessed to have been able to be a part of such an incredible Law School community. I feel the knowledge and experience I have gained at VLS has well equipped me for the bar exam and being a lawyer.”