Framingham State University and UMass Law Create Fast Track for Students Interested in Earning Their Law Degree

Framingham State University and UMass Law Create Fast Track for Students Interested in Earning Their Law Degree

Jul 3, 2018

Framingham State University and the University of Massachusetts School of Law have established a 3+3 agreement that streamlines the process for pre-law majors to earn their bachelor’s and law degrees.

Students who take advantage of the 3+3 agreement spend three years at Framingham State University satisfying the major requirements for their bachelor’s degree. During their fourth year, they transfer into UMass Law and the credits they earn during their first year come back as electives toward their bachelor’s degree at Framingham State.

“We are excited to partner with UMass Law on this 3+3 opportunity,” says Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos. “Earning a law degree is a huge financial commitment. This partnership enables students to save both time and money, while earning degrees from two excellent academic institutions.”

“As the only public law school in the Commonwealth, it is important for UMass Law to partner with other public universities to give students an affordable pathway to a career in law as well as make an impact in their communities,” said UMass Law Dean Eric Mitnick. “Framingham State’s dedicated students and commitment to the MetroWest further enables the law school’s strategic mission to have a positive impact throughout Massachusetts.”

In recent years, UMass Law has risen fast among Massachusetts law schools. UMass Law’s 2017 first-time bar pass and employment rates have already surpassed three private law schools in the state.

Framingham State University also has a 3+3 agreement in place with Suffolk University Law School.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.