A select number of outstanding Suffolk undergraduates may gain early admission to the Law School at the end of junior year. Such students are able to earn the combined bachelor's degree and the Juris Doctor degree in six years instead of the customary seven. The bachelor's degree is awarded after the successful completion of the first full year of law study. Only Suffolk students with distinctly superior records and LSAT scores can expect to qualify for early admissions and combined degrees. Students interested in applying to the six year program should be planning their academic program accordingly beginning freshmen year.

Undergraduates who seek early admission to Suffolk University Law School must complete the following undergraduate requirements to have their application considered:

  • Declare their interest to their prelaw advisor during their freshman year
  • Sawyer Business School students: A minimum of 94 Suffolk semester hours toward the bachelor's degree including ALL degree requirements other than Free Elective credits
  • College of Arts & Sciences students: A minimum of 96 Suffolk semester hours toward the bachelor's degree including ALL degree requirements other than Free Elective credits
  • Credit earned at other colleges or through the CLEP test may not be counted toward the minimum Suffolk undergraduate credit requirement
  • A letter from the Dean of the College or Business school confirming that the student’s undergraduate requirements (other than free electives) will be complete by the end of their junior year.

Application

Applicants for admission under this program should follow the normal application procedure, indicating on the application form that they are applying for admission under the Six-Year Program. The Law School Admission Committee will make a decision according to regular application timelines and procedures and only after it receives a completed application. Students who are accepted and enrolled in the Six-Year Program shall pay Law School tuition upon matriculation into the Law School.

Inquiries

Inquiries from prospective Suffolk students concerning the Six-Year Program should be addressed to the Director of Admissions of the University.

Inquiries from current Suffolk students should be directed to the appropriate prelaw advisor.

Sample Pathways

 

College of Arts & Sciences

To find out more about the six year program for CAS students, contact Graham Kelder at 617.973.5328.

Applied Legal Studies
Communication and Journalism
English
Philosophy
Psychology
Government
Sociology

Sawyer Business School
To discuss your academic program or six year
pathway please contact Lauren Mahoney at
lmahoney@suffolk.edu or 617 573-8225.