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University of Idaho Juris Doctor (BA or BS/JD)

The 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree program is designed to provide a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from The College of Idaho and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Idaho College of Law. This agreement establishes a plan whereby an undergraduate student will attend The College of Idaho for approximately three academic years and the University of Idaho College of Law for three academic years. After completing the first year of law school, the student will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from The College of Idaho.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED BY THE COLLEGE OF IDAHO

(Note that all units of credit must be semester credits)

The College of Idaho requires the student to have satisfactorily completed the following requirements in order to enter this 3+3-degree program:

  • At least 96 credits of class work at The College of Idaho, including at least 10 credits of class work in courses numbered 300-499, completed with a grade point average of at least 2.00 (a) in The College of Idaho record, and (b) in the entire undergraduate record, along with a grade point of 2.00 in the major field (a) in The College of Idaho record, and (b) in the entire undergraduate record and, if the student completes a minor, along with a grade point average of 2.00 in the minor field (a) in The College of Idaho record, and (b) in the entire undergraduate record.
  • All College of Idaho PEAK requirements.
  • A major consisting of approximately 36 credits which may be in Political Economy or International Political Economy, History, Philosophy, or some other department with the recommendation of the Pre-Law advisor. Students majoring in a discipline other than the three listed above are very welcome in the program.
  • Elective courses as necessary to complete the minimum 96 credits from The College of Idaho.
  • The requirements for Independent Work and 30 credits in residence with senior standing are waived for students in this 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree program. Twenty-nine credits of graduate coursework, normally completed in the first year of law school, will be transferred to The College of Idaho from The University of Idaho College of Law as elective credits, to complete the minimum of 124 credits required for graduation from The College of Idaho with a BS or BA degree.
  • GENERAL REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO COLLEGE OF LAW

    The College of Idaho/University of Idaho College of Law 3+3 program is limited to unusually well qualified students who possess all the ethical, academic, and personal qualifications required of all University of Idaho College of Law students and who show good cause for accelerating their academic careers. To be admitted to the program, students must: 

    • Complete a minimum of 96 credits at The College of Idaho including all requirements stated above.
    • Be recommended for the program by the designated official at The College of Idaho.
    • Complete the University of Idaho College of Law application for admission
    • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
    • Satisfy all admission requirements of the University of Idaho College of Law.
    • Applicants for the program would normally be expected to possess credentials that would place them in the top 25% of the entering class.

    Admission to the University of Idaho College of Law is within the discretion of the Admissions Committee of the college of Law and satisfaction of the requirements contained in this agreement does not guarantee admission.