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St. Francis partnering with second law school

November 18, 2017 GMT

The University of Saint Francis on Friday announced a new partnership with the University of Dayton for an accelerated law degree program.

Known as a 3+2 program, the partnership allows students in Saint Francis’ political science : pre-law program to complete general education courses and most major requirements at Saint Francis. Qualified students will then begin law degree courses at the University of Dayton. Students will spend three years at Saint Francis and two years at Dayton.

“This program allows students to finish their undergraduate and law degrees in five years instead of seven,” said Thomas Schneider, Saint Francis associate professor of political science. “This saves them tuition costs and allows them to advance more quickly in their educations and professional careers.”

Schneider is directing the program.

The partnership with Dayton is the second law school partnership between Saint Francis and another university announced this year. In September, officials announced the creation of a 3+3 law program with the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Students enrolled in that program will be able to achieve their law degrees in six years.

That partnership was the first of its kind between the Minneapolis law school and a university in Indiana.

Anyone interested in enrolling in the program is encouraged to call USF enrollment services at 399-8000 or email admis@sf.edu for more information.

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