Marquette University offers students an accelerated program, culminating in the completion of the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree and the Juris Doctorate in only six years. Students are accepted into the program as an incoming freshman and must meet the following criteria to remain in the program:

Applying to the program

First, you must apply for admission to Marquette University, then complete the Pre-law Scholars application. You can request an application by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Applying to Marquette's Law School

Pre-law Scholars follow an abbreviated application process to Marquette University Law School and, if the criteria above have been met, are guaranteed a space in the incoming law class and begin law school course work after their junior year.

Completing Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree requirements

Credits earned during the first year of law studies count as electives towards the final year of the student's bachelor's degree program, as well as counting toward completion of the law curriculum. Therefore, students receive their Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree after successful completion of their first year in law school.

Course work

From freshman through junior year, Pre-law Scholars follow the same path as other pre-law students in preparation for the LSAT and entrance to law school, completing their core of common studies requirements as well as the requirements for their chosen major.

The only course requirements of the program are:

FAQ:  Frequently Asked Questions


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