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Mercyhurst, Cleveland-Marshall announce new initiative

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mercyhurst University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University today announced a joint 3+3 Bachelor’s/Law Accelerated Degree Program. According to the agreement, students can complete both the bachelor’s and law degrees in six years instead of the traditional seven years.

For students who meet the requirements, the program, including taking the Law School Admission Test, saves students a year's tuition and fees.

"Mercyhurst is pleased to offer this new program to our students and prospective students,” said Mercyhurst University President Michael T. Victor. “With the rising costs of higher education, we welcome the opportunity to give students the option of eliminating a year of expenses as they work toward their careers in the legal profession.”

Under CSU's agreement with Mercyhurst, the senior year at Mercyhurst will coincide with their first year at Cleveland-Marshall, allowing participants to earn their undergraduate degree from Mercyhurst after their first year of law school studies.

“Our law school welcomes the opportunity to create a relationship that will benefit students and we look forward to educating future lawyers through a successful partnership with Mercyhurst,” said Cleveland-Marshall Dean Designate Lee Fisher.

PHOTO: Cleveland-Marshall Professor of Law Deborah Geier finalizes new agreement with Mercyhurst University President Michael T. Victor and Provost David Dausey.