“In today’s economy, students and their parents look closely at the value of higher education,” said Larry Berman, founding Honors College dean. “With this accelerated program, students earn a bachelor’s degree from an up-and-coming university and a highly rated law school.”
Through the program, the Honors College identifies top performing undergraduates who commit early in their studies to pursuing a career in law. In addition to earning their bachelor’s degree and juris doctor degree (J.D.) in six years, tuition for the first year of law school is at the undergraduate level.
Students who enter the Honors College with 24 to 30 credit hours are eligible to apply for the accelerated program. To earn a J.D., students must take the LSAT, complete the Georgia State Law application process and be accepted. Participating students will receive rigorous advising through the Honors College and Georgia State Law.
“This program will help us keep some of the brightest students at Georgia State to pursue law degrees,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Through this collaboration with the Honors College, we have a great opportunity to attract students with high academic profiles and help them successfully transition into our law curriculum.”
“The accelerated program is one of many new ventures at Georgia State that have been developed across colleges to give our students opportunities they may not have at other institutions,” Berman said.
Georgia State will offer the updated program for the fall 2014 semester. To learn more about the program’s requirements and admission process, visit honors.gsu.edu/acceleratedjd.