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3+3 Law Degree Program

Are you planning to attend law school in the future? We invite you to save some time and tuition costs when you take advantage of McKendree’s 3+3 partnership with Saint Louis University School of Law. Spend three years at McKendree, three years at SLU School of Law, and come away with your undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees!



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Why Earn Your Degree with the 3+3 Law Program?

At McKendree, we understand the unique needs of our pre-law students, which is why our 3+3 Law program offers you the courses and personalized guidance you need to prepare you for law school and beyond. The 3+3 program is open to all majors and includes one-on-one advising and mentoring from a Pre-Law Advisor. With a strong background in law school requirements, your Pre-Law Advisor will help you ensure you’re getting the most out of your McKendree education to prepare you for future law exams and your desired career field.



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About the 3+3 Law Degree Program


Through the 3+3 Law degree program, you’ll earn a Bachelor’s degree from McKendree University in the area of your choice and a Juris Doctor from SLU School of Law in six years. Qualifying students will spend their first three years at McKendree completing all major and general education requirements for their undergraduate degree. The next three years will be spent at SLU School of Law.

Once you’ve completed your first year of law school, you’ll be able to transfer 30 credit hours from SLU to McKendree and receive your Bachelor’s degree. These 30 hours will be counted as upper-level electives toward your McKendree degree, as well as future fulfillment of SLU’s Juris Doctor requirements.

2023-2024 Program Catalog



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Why McKendree?

McKendree University provides you with interactive learning opportunities through our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and unique internship experiences that move you beyond the classroom. We are committed to your success in the degree programs we offer, the internships and extracurricular activities that will set you apart, and the college experience you’ll get here. Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, McKendree University is located in historic Lebanon, Illinois, and affords students a host of enriching cultural, career, and entertainment opportunities.



Program Highlights


  • The 3 Plus 3 Law program saves you cost and time, enabling you to earn your Bachelor’s degree from McKendree in any area, as well as your Juris Doctor from SLU in six years.

  • From your first day at McKendree, our Pre-Law Advisor personally guides you through issues such as selecting a major, planning your courses, and ensuring that you have everything you need to succeed at law school and your future career.



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Employment Opportunities

With our 3+3 Law degree program, you’ll be prepared for a law career that meets your interests, whether your goal is to specialize in fields from environmental law and business law to international law and many others.



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