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Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and Radford University announce partnership
October 18, 2017
Sherry L. Wallace
Alison H. Price
Antonin Scalia Law School
Arlington, VA – On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and Radford University announced a new dual-degree program to help students expedite their law school education.
Students participating in the new “3+3 program” will complete three years of undergraduate study at Radford University before transferring to the Antonin Scalia Law School for the final three years needed to complete both a bachelor’s degree at Radford and a law degree from Mason. This partnership reduces the time to graduate with a baccalaureate degree and law degree by one year.
“We are looking forward to working with Radford University to offer highly motivated students an opportunity to obtain both an excellent undergraduate and an exceptional legal education at a tremendous value,” said Henry N. Butler, dean and professor of law at Scalia Law School.
“We are excited to work with the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, which provides students in our Commonwealth with an outstanding legal education,” said Katherine Hawkins, dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences at Radford University.
For a student to be eligible for the program, they must be able to complete all of the requirements of their major and Radford’s general education curriculum by the end of the spring semester of their junior year of undergraduate study, maintain a 3.25 grade point average, and earn a competitive score on the Law School Admission Test. Students must be approved for the program during their freshman or sophomore year, enabling them to apply for formal admission to the law school during their third year of undergraduate education.
About the Scalia Law School
The Antonin Scalia Law School is located just a few miles from downtown Washington, D.C., the nexus for the creation of the world's most important legislation and jurisprudence. The law school’s motto is “Learn. Challenge. Lead.” At Scalia Law students will receive an outstanding legal education (Learn), be taught to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and pursue new ideas (Challenge), and be well prepared to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields (Lead). Learn more at www.law.gmu.edu.
About Radford University
Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. The university offers 67 degree programs in 38 disciplines and five certificates at the undergraduate level; 22 master's programs in 17 disciplines and three doctoral programs at the graduate level; 11 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. Learn more at www.radford.edu.