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NKU 3+3 Accelerated Law Program lets students earn two degrees in six years

For immediate release…
Wednesday – Jan. 14, 2015

Northern Kentucky University and the NKU Chase College of Law announced today the addition of a new 3+3 Accelerated Law Program, which will allow high-performing students to earn bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees in six years, rather than the traditional seven. As a result, students will be able to save tuition and will have an opportunity to begin their legal careers a year sooner.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer prospective students on the professional fast track with an opportunity to save both time and money,” said NKU Chase Dean Jeffrey A. Standen.

The 3+3 Accelerated Law Program allows NKU undergraduate students who have completed all academic requirements in three years to begin law school in their fourth year. After the students successfully complete the first year of law school, NKU will award their bachelor’s degrees.

“Student success is our paramount goal,” President Geoffrey S. Mearns said. “The 3+3 Accelerated Law Program exemplifies our commitment to providing a supportive, student-centered educational environment.”

Advisors from the university and the college of law will work with students to map out their schedules for successful completion of the academic requirements. Additionally, undergraduate students in the program will have opportunities to engage with law students, faculty, and alumni.

To learn more about the academic requirements and the admissions process, visit or contact the NKU Chase Office of Admissions at (888) 465-7316.

Since 1893, the NKU Chase College of Law has educated individuals who make immediate contributions to the legal profession and to their communities. With a collegial, student-centered environment in full-time and part-time programs, NKU Chase provides an intellectually rigorous education in legal theory and professional skills; offers practical training through its curricular offerings, co-curricular programs, and specialized centers; and instills the ideals of ethics, leadership, and public engagement. In 2013, the ABA recognized NKU Chase as one of the top 13 law schools teaching law practice technology.

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