Jackson State University and University of Mississippi Establish Accelerated Law Degree Program

Historically Black Jackson State University has established a new partnership with the University of Mississippi to provide undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to earning their law degree.

Leaders from both partner institutions signed an agreement to launch the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program. Students who participate in the program will complete their bachelor’s degree at Jackson State and juris doctorate at the University of Mississippi within six years.

The initiative will include a waived application fee for students applying to the University of Mississippi Law School. Additionally, law professors from the University of Mississippi will participate in a lecture series at the historically Black institution, as well as attend the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law Preview Day to network with students interested in pursuing a career in law.

Jackson State University president Marcus Thompson described the pathway program as “a testament to the power of collaboration. Access to the legal profession is crucial, especially for students from historically Black colleges and universities. Through programs like this, we are breaking down barriers and providing a clear, attainable path for our students to achieve their dreams.”

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