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Alfred University and University at Buffalo School of Law Announce 3+3 Partnership

Alfred University | 11/28/18

Alfred University and the University at Buffalo School of Law announce new 3+3 Accelerated BA-JD program, in which qualified undergraduate students at Alfred University have the opportunity to earn both their undergraduate and law degrees in just six years of full-time study, saving them one full year of time and tuition.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Alfred University and the University at Buffalo School of Law announce new 3+3 Accelerated BA-JD program, in which qualified undergraduate students at Alfred University have the opportunity to earn both their undergraduate and law degrees in just six years of full-time study, saving them one full year of time and tuition.

“We are pleased and honored to be launching this partnership program with the University at Buffalo’s School of Law,” commented Mark Zupan, Alfred University president. “It represents a win-win-win for all involved — our two institutions and, most importantly, the talented students we will attract and then educate for ultimate professional success through our partnership.”

“We are thrilled to launch this program with UB Law as reinforces a long record of accomplishment of Alfred University alumni who also graduated from Buffalo,” added Brian Dalton, vice president for Enrollment Management at Alfred University. “This initiative represents the start of the movement of Alfred University destination programs: direct affiliation with America’s top graduate and professional schools to achieve the much needed advanced credential.”

“We have always had a strong connection to Alfred University,” said UB School of Law Dean Aviva Abramovsky. “Many of Alfred’s graduates have gone on to pursue their law degree at UB School of Law, and have been outstanding additions to our classrooms and our community.  We are pleased to partner with a school that has provided us with so many future leaders in the legal profession, and we expect that this accelerated path to the profession will facilitate even more.”

To be eligible to apply, undergraduates students at Alfred University must have completed a minimum of 90 credits by the end of their third year of undergraduate studies; earned a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher; and successfully completed the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) with an LSAT score at or above the median LSAT score for the School of Law’s previous year’s enrolled class.

An application to the School of Law must be submitted through LSAC (the Law School Admission Council) during their third and final year at Alfred. Interested undergraduate students are encouraged to consult with their Academic Advisement Office during their freshman or sophomore year to discuss and plan for the application process.

For more information about the partnership, visit Alfred University’s Pre-Law web page.

The agreement with the University at Buffalo is second major educational partnership Alfred University has entered into this year. In March, the University announced an affiliation agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), which allows Alfred University students to apply to LECOM’s Early Acceptance Program (EAP) in three graduate tracks: osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.