Becker students can now fast-track their law degree

Published on Friday, December 29th, 2017
UMass Law and Becker deans shaking hands

UMass Law Dean Eric Mitnick and Becker’s Assistant Dean Ursula Furi-Perry

Students enrolled in Becker’s pre-law program can now go from classroom to courtroom in just six years. Today, Becker and UMass School of Law – Dartmouth signed an articulation agreement that will allow Becker’s most talented pre-law students to complete both their undergraduate studies and law degree in six years instead of seven.

“This is a great new program which allows students to enter law school in their senior year and save time and money in the process,” said Ursula Furi-Perry, Becker’s Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing and Behavioral Sciences who heads the departments of Criminal Justice/Legal Studies. “UMass in particular is a wonderful partner because of its intense focus on social justice and access to justice issues which resonate with our students.”

Participants of the 3+3 program must successfully complete the first three years of the undergraduate studies at Becker and meet UMass Law matriculation requirements.

“Becker has a really innovative pre-law program with an internship requirement, so the students will be really well prepared for law school,” Eric Mitnick, dean of UMass School of Law at Dartmouth.

Becker students may apply to the program at the end of the first or second semester of their freshman or sophomore year.  In their fourth year, participants matriculate at UMass Law as first-year law students, and they earn credit toward completion of the undergraduate degree by completing their first-year law courses.

To learn more click here: Becker and UMass Articulation Agreement