3+3 Program

Considering a law degree? Accelerate the process with the 3+3.

The 3+3 Program is a series of partnerships between Willamette University College of Law and select universities that allows students to complete a bachelor's degree and law degree in six years rather than the usual seven.

What is the benefit?

Students complete their education more quickly, effectively reducing costs and student loan debt and providing students an extra year of earning power after they graduate.

How does it work?

Students at participating universities complete three years of study at their undergraduate school and three years of law school at Willamette University College of Law.

Specific requirements at each partner school vary, but in general, an admitted student can enter law school before completing his or her undergraduate degree. After finishing the first year of law school, the student can apply the law school credits toward completion of a baccalaureate degree, enabling the student to graduate with a bachelor’s degree after the first year of law school.

Application to the 3+3 Program

Students attending partner schools should review their school's specific program requirements and meet with the program advisor as early as possible in their first two years of undergraduate study.

Application to the College of Law

Early in their junior year, participating 3+3 students should begin the standard JD application process required of all applicants to the College of Law. Please note, admission to the 3+3 Program does not ensure admission to the College of Law.

We encourage all 3+3 students to contact the Willamette's Law Admission Office to set up a visit, sit in on a first-year class,  tour the law school, and meet with an admission representative.

Law Admission Office

(503) 370-6282
Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center, suite 401
Campus Map

3+3 Partner Schools

Willamette University

Willamette University

Program Advisor:
Office of Admission

College of Law
245 Winter St. SE
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 370-6282

Willamette University Program Requirements

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Oregon State University

Program Advisor:
Jason Tanenbaum
Pre-Law Coordinator

Oregon State University School of Public Policy
418C Bextell Hall
Corvallis, Oregon
(541) 737-3663
email Prof. Tanenenbaum

OSU Cascades

Program Advisor:
Neil Browne
Associate Professor

1500 SW Chandler Ave.
Bend, Oregon
(541) 322-3129
email Prof. Browne

OSU/OSU Cascades Program Requirements

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Portland State University

Program Advisor:
Chris Shortell
Associate Professor of Political Sciences 

Department of Political Science
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
(503) 725-5139
email Prof. Shortell

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University of Alaska, Anchorage

Program Advisor:
H. Ryan Fortson, JD, PhD, Associate Professor

UAA Justice Center
Anchorage, Alaska
(907) 786-1810
email Prof. Knudsen

UAA Program Requirements

Willamette University

College of Law

Office of Admission
Willamette University
245 Winter Street SE
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
(503) 370-6282

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