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Early Law Admissions

Students who enter law school generally do so after having completed a bachelor’s degree. However, the Loyola School of Law may accept students after they have completed three years of exceptionally good undergraduate work and have earned an appropriate score on LSAT. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences who wish to attempt early admission into the Loyola School of Law after three years must have completed all but the last 30 hours on the undergraduate level, including all Common Curriculum, major, named adjunct, and foreign language requirements. The first 30 hours earned in law school will be applied as general elective credits for completion of the arts and sciences undergraduate degree.

An Arts and Sciences student who completes the hour requirement in three years as outlined above is not guaranteed acceptance into the Loyola School of Law, for the School of Law has final authority on all admissions decisions. Interested students should consult the Loyola School of Law Office of Admissions for information concerning admissions standards.

Undergraduate academic advising for students who desire to follow this program is available through the departments of English, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

SAMPLE EARLY ADMISSIONS DEGREE PROGRAM

This is a sample program. Hours in major, named adjunct, and general electives may vary slightly depending on the major selected. The Common Curriculum and foreign language requirements are the same for all departments.

Freshman  
F
S
Major  
3
3
Foreign Language  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
9
9
   
15
15
   
30
Sophomore  
F
S
Major  
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
9
9
   
15
15
   
30
Junior  
F
S
Major  
6
6
Adjunct/Electives  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
6
6
   
15
15
   
30
Senior  
F
S
Electives (taken in School of Law)  
15
15
   
30
TOTAL: Arts and Sciences
90 cr. hrs.
  School of Law
30 cr. hrs.
   
120 cr. hrs

(View A&S Common Curriculum Requirements.)

Updated August 2, 2005