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Partnership Programs

Delaware Law partners with the following institutions to offer special admissions options. Applicants who are interested in any of the following programs are encouraged to contact their school’s pre-law advisor for assistance.

Widener University Partnership

Jump to: Legal Scholars Program | 3+3 Early Admissions Program | Express Admissions Program

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Partnership

Jump to: Express Admissions Program

Elizabethtown College Partnership

Jump to: Law Early Admission Program (LEAP) | Financial Aid


 

Widener University Partnership

Delaware Law in partnership with Widener University offers three options to Widener University undergraduates.

Widener Legal Scholars Program

Under the Widener Legal Scholars Program, Widener undergraduate students in any major qualify for admission to Delaware Law without having to take the LSAT provided they:

  • Submit a completed law school application to Delaware Law
  • Score at, or above the 85th percentile on the SAT and have not taken the LSAT (Applicants who have taken the LSAT are not eligible for consideration under this program.)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, or have a GPA in the top 10 percent of their class, through six semesters of study
  • Satisfy all Delaware Law admissions requirements relating to character and fitness
  • Students admitted to Delaware Law under this program for the 2015-2016 academic year qualify for an annual scholarship in the amount of $32,000, renewable for each succeeding year of full-time law school study, for a total scholarship award of $96,000.
3 + 3 Early Admissions Program

Widener University undergraduate students may earn both a bachelor's degree and a juris doctor degree in six years, instead of the usual seven years, provided they

  • Major in political science through Widener’s College of Arts & Sciences
  • Complete 75 percent of their bachelor's degree requirements in three years
  • Submit a completed application to Delaware Law by April 1 of the calendar year in which they plan to begin law school.
  • Rank in the top 50th percentile of their class and/or attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate studies
  • Achieve an LSAT score that meets or exceeds the median LSAT score of the most recent entering class at Delaware Law
  • Satisfy all Delaware Law admissions requirements relating to character and fitness

Students attend Delaware Law in their fourth (senior) year of undergraduate study. Courses fulfill the students' remaining requirements to earn the bachelor’s degree. Students must attend Delaware Law on a full-time basis until they have completed their bachelor’s degree. At that time, they may elect to continue their legal studies on either a full- or part-time basis.

Express Admission Program

Widener undergraduates are guaranteed admission to Delaware Law provided they:

  • Submit a completed law school application by April 1 of the calendar year in which they plan to begin law school.
  • Rank in top 50 percent of their class and/or attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate studies
  • Achieve an LSAT score that meets or exceeds the median LSAT score of the most recent entering class at Delaware Law
  • Satisfy all Delaware Law admissions requirements relating to character and fitness

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Partnership

Delaware Law offers an express admissions program to students and graduates of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. In order to be eligible for the program, Stockton students and graduates must:

  • Submit their application no later than April 1 of the calendar year in which they plan to begin law school
  • Rank in top 50th percentile of their graduating class and/or attain a cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate studies.
  • Score at, or above the 50th percentile on the LSAT
  • Satisfy Delaware Law’s admission requirements relating to character and fitness

Students admitted through the Express Admissions Program have the option of attending Delaware Law either full-or part-time.

Elizabethtown College Partnership

Law Early Admission Program (LEAP)

Delaware Law school offers students from Elizabethtown College the ability to apply to Delaware Law through the Law Early Admission Program (LEAP). Students are admitted if they:

  • Complete all major and core course requirements at Elizabethtown College and attain senior status (96 or more credits) before enrolling in Delaware Law courses
  • Earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA that ranks in the top 50th percentile of the class (as calculated by the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service)
  • Meet the character and fitness requirements of Delaware Law School
  • Comply with all application, seat deposit, and other deadlines of Delaware Law School
  • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than December of the third year of their undergraduate studies program (for 3+3 students) or December of their fourth year of their undergraduate studies program (for 4+3 students)
  • Earn a LSAT score at, or above the 50th percentile for that test administration

LEAP students must apply no later than April 1 of the calendar year in which they plan to begin study at Delaware Law School, and they must matriculate in the regular division for their first year.

LEAP eligibility requirements at Elizabethtown College can be found here.

Financial Aid

Students who enroll in a Higher Education Partnership Program at Delaware Law are eligible for financial aid.

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