Walsh Partners with The University of Akron to Offer Accelerated Law Degree Program


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Walsh University and The University of Akron School of Law will now offer students the opportunity to earn their law degrees more quickly and economically with a joint 3+3 Bachelor’s/Law Accelerated Degree Program.

New degree programs will save students both time and money.

Enrolling in the 3+3 program, students will have the opportunity to complete both bachelor’s and law degrees in just six years instead of seven years, the average to complete an undergraduate degree (four years) and juris doctor degree (three years). The senior year of a student’s undergraduate studies will coincide with their first year at Akron Law, allowing participants to earn their undergraduate degrees from Walsh after their first year of law school studies at Akron Law.

Benefits for students include:

  • Participants will earn both degrees in a shorter amount of time, saving an entire year of college enrollment costs through both programs.
  • Individualized attention - For students who prefer a small school environment, the accelerated degree programs will provide a small college experience at Walsh for the first three years of their college career. 

The Ohio Supreme Court approved rule changes in July 2014 allowing eligible students to enter law school after just three years of undergraduate course work. The program can save eligible students up to one year of tuition and fees.

Under the agreement, students will transfer the first year of credits from classes taken at Akron Law back to Walsh University. This will enable the students to obtain their bachelor’s degree. They will then have two years left to complete their JD degree at Akron Law. 

For more information, or to enroll, visit or contact Chase Senk, J.D. at or 330.244.4932.