For the undergraduate portion of the degree current UB students should complete the pre-requisite courses no later than the end of their freshman year. To be eligible for admission to the Social Sciences BA students are required to attain a grade of “C” or better in each pre-requisite course and have minimum UB grade point average of 2.00. Please note: A student must have a minimum UB grade point average of 3.5 to be eligible for admission to the JD.
During the fall of their junior year, Accelerated BA to Law JD students should consult with their academic advisor to ensure that all core and social sciences interdisciplinary major requirements will be met by the end of the their junior year or to arrange for an agreement in writing to accept courses taken at the School of Law as satisfying any remaining major or minor requirement(s).
To be eligible for matriculation to the School of Law, Accelerated BA to Law JD students must take the LSAT no later than January of their junior year and must fulfill the following requirements:
- A cumulative GPA at UB of 3.5;
- An LSAT score at or above the median LSAT for the School of Law’s previous year’s enrolled class;
- Submit two academic letters of recommendation from members of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty no later than February 1 of their junior year; and
- Submit a Personal Statement (1-2 pages) no later than February 1 of their junior year. The statement should address (1) the student’s most significant personal experience beyond academic accomplishments, and (2) the student’s personal and career ambitions.
The School of Law reserves the right to conduct an in-person interview of the student prior to matriculating to the JD Program.