Immaculata University and Widener University Delaware Law School Collaborate on 3 + 3 Path to Juris Doctorate Degree
Wilmington, DE – Immaculata University and Widener University Delaware Law School have entered an articulation agreement that will give Immaculata students the opportunity to earn an accelerated Bachelor’s Degree from Immaculata and a Juris Doctorate degree from Widener University Delaware Law School in a recently-announced 3 + 3 program.
Under the agreement, Immaculata students will be admitted to Delaware Law after completing just three years of undergraduate study at Immaculata if they have completed 75% of their bachelor degree, earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher through six semesters at Immaculata, achieve an LSAT score that meets or exceeds the median LSAT score of Delaware Law’s most recent entering class, satisfy all Delaware Law admissions requirements relating to character and fitness, and submit a completed application by April 1st of the calendar year in which they intend to enroll. The program is intended to save students time and expense allowing for the completion of both degrees in six years instead of seven.
According to Immaculata President Barbara Lettiere, a 1972 graduate of Immaculata, “This new agreement provides a clear pathway for our students to earn a law degree in less time and with less cost. We are excited about this new partnership with Widener University’s Delaware Law School and the opportunities it creates for our Immaculata students.”
Delaware Law School Dean Rodney A. Smolla said he was pleased to see the two schools collaborate. “The Delaware Law School is delighted to embark on this new partnership with Immaculata University. This collaboration will strengthen both institutions and contribute to educational opportunities in both Delaware and Pennsylvania.”
Immaculata is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning. Established by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), Immaculata has been providing a quality education to students since 1920. The University offers academic programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Additionally, Immaculata offers 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports to student-athletes. Immaculata is located on 375 acres on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 30 miles west of Philadelphia.
Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, applied leadership and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. Delaware Law School is the First State’s only law school, providing juris doctor, legal graduate and paralegal degree programs with an emphasis on developing legal professionals who reflect the Delaware Way and its traditions of civility, integrity and mutual respect. The school offers signature programs in corporate and business law, environmental law, family health law and policy, trial advocacy, and dignity rights.