To be eligible for the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program, NKU students must demonstrate that by the end of the junior year (or its equivalent) that they have completed:
Students at other institutions should consult their undergraduate advisers, as graduation credit requirements and course-level designations may vary.
If the student is attempting to graduate as a University Honors Scholar, he or she must satisfy all Honors Program requirements by the time of enrollment in the first year of law school, or that certain first-year law courses will count toward satisfying the Honors Program’s requirements.
A student in the Honors Program will do the following to meet the 21 credit-hours of required courses:
1. Take Honors 101 (fall of first year) (3 credits)
2. Take two honors General Education courses (6 credits)
3. Take one 300-level seminar (3 credits)
4. Complete a six credit-hour capstone course (6 credits)
5. Complete BLS-Writing (3 credits)
***Students with Advanced Placement credits and/or NKU Student Scholar credits will have more flexibility to satisfy the NKU requirements.
If the student satisfies the academic requirements, he or she can apply for admission to NKU Chase under the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program prior to completion of the student’s junior year (or its equivalent). Students interested in the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program are encouraged to apply no later than March 15 of the junior year (or its equivalent).
Both at the time of application to the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program and at the end of the student’s junior year, a typical candidate for this program will have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least the median undergraduate GPA earned by the previous year’s entering class. Additionally, that candidate will have earned an LSAT score of at least the median LSAT score earned by the previous year’s entering class. The LSAT can be taken three times in a two-year. NKU will evaluate the candidate’s highest LSAT score.
Students interested in practicing law outside of Kentucky and Ohio should contact the state bar association or the National Conference of Bar Examiners to determine if completion of the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program will satisfy the requirements needed to sit for the bar exam in the student’s preferred jurisdiction.
NKU Chase reserves the right to withhold admission from students who have been subjected to academic or disciplinary actions by NKU, other educational or testing institutions, or governmental or administrative agencies (including any branch of the armed forces), or who have been charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation.