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Juris Doctorate

Law Degree 3+3 Program with Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Lycoming College and Widener University Commonwealth Law School together offer Lycoming College students a 3+3 law degree program that will provide students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate degree in just six years.

Lycoming College students interested in pursuing a law degree at Widener Law Commonwealth must notify the Lycoming Office of Academic Services Deans in writing with their intent to participate in the program by the end of their first semester and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. They must also earn a law school admission test score and Lycoming GPA at or above the median of Widener’s prior year entering class.

In addition, qualifying students must complete their major and general education requirements by the end of their junior year at Lycoming College. Students must take the law school admission test no later than February of their junior year and apply to Widener Law Commonwealth by March 31 of their junior year.

Lycoming College offers multiple majors that can serve as a pathway to legal careers. The College’s liberal arts emphasis on courses that require careful reading, analysis, criticism, evaluation, and interpretation virtually guarantees that diligent students will be ready for law school. With faculty dedicated exclusively to the education of undergraduate students, an abundance of networking opportunities, internships with private law offices and attorneys’ offices, and close mentorship under pre-law advisors, Lycoming College students are prepared to succeed on the LSATs and in the legal career field.

Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capital’s only law school, with three specialized centers of legal scholarship through its Law & Government Institute, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, and Business Advising Program. Widener Law Commonwealth offers an exceptional learning experience that is personal, practical, and professional.

For more information about the 3+3 law degree program with Widener University Commonwealth Law School, please contact PageCarol Woods, Assistant Dean for Student Success, at 570.321.4349,