TROY launches first-of-its-kind law program

Posted: Wednesday, 14 January 2015

TROY - Troy University, in association with the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University, has pioneered a program to help students complete law degrees sooner.

A part of the Bachelor of Science in Social Science program, TROY's Accelerated Law Curriculum will allow students to complete general studies and some advanced classes toward an undergraduate degree, then transfer to one of the two law schools to complete the juris doctor and bachelor degrees.

"This is an exciting way for students wishing to pursue law to accomplish their goals more quickly than the traditional route," said Dr. James Rinehart, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Described as a "3+3" program, Rinehart said undergraduate students will complete 90 hours of courses at TROY. The bachelor degree will be awarded after successful completion of the first year of law studies – typically 30 semester hours of courses.

Students will still be required to meet acceptance standards established by Cumberland School of Law and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, and must achieve an acceptable score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).