3+3 BA in Law & Juris Doctor

3+3 Program-- Bachelor of Arts in Law & Juris Doctor

The 3+3 Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor program enables qualified University of Arizona undergraduates to complete their BA in Law and JD in as few as six years of study.   If accepted, 3+3 students begin law school following their junior year and earn 27 upper division law credits that will count towards both their Law BA and JD degrees. Students admitted to law school through the 3+3 program spend their fifth and sixth years completing the remaining units required for the JD at the College of Law.


Admission Requirements: To be eligible for admission to the Law BA/JD 3+3 program, UA students must be Law majors, and must by the end of their junior year complete the following:

  • All general education requirements;
  • All major and minor requirements, except for the LAW core and LAW elective units required for the BA in Law; and
  • Completion of a writing emphasis course
  • At least 93 undergraduate unit hours.
  • Students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Application process:  To participate in the 3+3 program, students must apply to the JD program as juniors according to procedures established by the James E Rogers College of Law Admissions Processes. 

Meeting the minimum requirements to apply through the 3+3 program does not ensure admission. All admission decisions are based upon a holistic assessment of all application materials submitted. If admitted, 3+3 students will start as first year law students at the beginning of what would have been their senior year.  3+3 program applicants will not have earned a Bachelor's degree at the time of application. Unsuccessful applicants will complete their undergraduate degree in law as seniors, and may apply to law school following the usual timeline and procedures.

See more information plus a "Sample 4 Year Plan" and "3+3 Checklist".