Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a 3+3 Year Degree Program to a Juris Doctorate

Xavier University of Louisiana and Case Western Reserve University Law School in Cleveland have established a partnership for Xavier students wishing to pursue a career in law. Xavier University students will have the opportunity to be directly admitted into the CWRU Law School after completing three years of undergraduate study. Once admitted, the CWRU Law School JD program can be completed in three years. This will reduce the time for students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree to six years from seven years.

CWRU accepted applicants who were graduates of Xavier University’s pre-law program will receive at least an additional $1,000 scholarship and the designation as a “Xavier Scholar.” Accepted applicants with a score of 153 or greater on the LSAT will receive at least an additional $1,000 scholarship. All scholarships awarded are for three consecutive academic years.

“Our partnership includes special scholarships for students, we’re assigning them alumni mentors and we’re giving them funding for internships so it’s going to be a great program for Xavier students,” said Michael Scharf, co-dean of the CWRU Law School.

“We’re not eager to have a lot of relationships, but we are eager to develop partnerships with top universities in various parts of the country that our students hail from and that share our values for a more diverse and inclusive world,” said Anne McCall, provost at Xavier University.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Black Film Project and Film Studies Fellowships Established at Harvard University

Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, will direct the newly established Black Film Project, an initiative aiming to support independent films focusing on Black history and culture.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Yale Library Acquires Digital Collection of Langston Hughes Papers

In a recent December upload, the Yale University Library added a collection of papers from Black poet Langston Hughes to the school's online archive. The collection contains correspondence between Hughes and other authors and civil rights activists of his time.

Academic Fields Where Blacks Earned Few or No Doctoral Degrees in 2022

In 2022, African Americans earned 1.2 percent of all mathematics and statistics doctorates, 1.2 percent of all doctorates in computer science, 1.7 percent of all doctorates in chemistry, and only 1.7 percent of all doctorates awarded in engineering disciplines.

Featured Jobs