Start law school a year early.

Looking for a challenging pathway to a successful career in law? Look no further. Thanks to a partnership with the Florida State University College of Law, Saint Leo students can now earn their bachelor’s degree and a J.D. degree in just six years.

How it Works

Qualifying students will complete their first three years of study at Saint Leo, majoring in history, political science or English; and minoring in legal studies. Undergraduates who gain admission into the FSU College of Law through the 3+3 program will then complete their fourth year of study in residence, earning a bachelor’s degree at the end of their first year of law school. After two additional years of coursework, students will graduate with a Juris Doctor degree—one full academic year earlier than usual.   

Eligibility Requirements

Admission to the FSU College of Law is highly competitive. To be considered for early entry into the J.D. program, you’ll need to meet the following criteria by the end of your Junior year at Saint Leo:

  • Take the LSAT and earn an acceptable score for admission.
  • Earn at least 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed at Saint Leo.
  • Fulfill all major and graduation competencies (other than total number of courses needed).
  • Apply for admission to the FSU College of Law before the published application deadline.
  • If you are accepted, you will have to pay the same tuition and fees as other first-year law school students. Financial aid is available through the FSU College of Law.

Costs & Aid

Saint Leo has the lowest tuition rate of any private college offering the 3+3 program in Florida, and we award generous financial aid packages to reduce out-of-pocket costs even further. Students enrolled in the program can expect to receive between $9,000 and $10,000 in institutional aid and may also qualify for additional merit-based awards.

Next Steps

For more information about the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program at Saint Leo, contact our program coordinator, Dr. Heather Parker, or schedule a visit and explore our vibrant academic community in person.