Univ. of Kansas to expand its fast-track law degree program

KU Campus (KSN File Photo)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The University of Kansas is extending its fast-track law degree program to undergraduates at Kansas State University.

The Lawrence Journal-World says the Lawrence school will expand the program to other Kansas Board of Regents universities, first with Kansas State.

The University of Kansas launched its Legal Education Accelerated Degree program for its undergraduates in 2012. That so-called “3+3” program allows students to earn a bachelor’s and a law degree in just six years instead of the usual seven.

The University of Kansas is the only regents university with a law school.

Steven Freedman is assistant dean for admissions at the law school at Kansas. He says the first Kansas State freshmen are to begin the program next fall and would enter the law school at Kansas three years later.

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