• Legal Studies - Law School Early Admission 3-3 Major

    The Legal Studies Department offers its own 3-3 program, the Legal Studies-Law School Early Admission (LGST-LSEA) Major.

    For general information about completing the 3-3 program in another major, visit the 3-3 Law School Early Admission Program page.


    Download the Declaration of Early Admission Law School/ 3-3 Legal Studies Major/Minor

    Students seeking to enter law school may pursue the Legal Studies major through the Law School Early Admission (3-3) Program. If interested, meet with the a Legal Studies faculty member by the end of your first year at Hamline.

    Visit the Law School Early Admission (3-3) Program for more details.


    Admission to Law School

    Participation in the 3-3 program does not guarantee law-school admission. 3-3 students must still apply for and be accepted to the law school under the same criteria as all other applicants. 3-3 students must:

    • Sit for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and complete the application process to Mitchell Hamline School of Law* through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) during their junior year. Materials and scholarship applications are also available on the LSAC website and at the law school.
    • Complete and transfer back to the College of Liberal Arts or School of Business 28 credits of successful law school work with a grade of C- or better.

    All students are also strongly encouraged to meet with a member of the law-school admissions office by no later than the beginning of their Junior year.

    Continuation After the Junior Year

    3-3 students earn their undergraduate degree after successful completion of 28 credits of law school course work (C- or better grades).

    If a student is not accepted to law school after their junior year, the student may complete their undergraduate degree in the College of Liberal Arts or School of Business, possibly converting their minor to a second major.

    Transfer Students

    Transfer students are eligible for the 3-3 program. In addition to the requirements set forth above, transfer students must take a minimum of sixteen (16) credits in the major while enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts or School of Business. Please meet with a Legal Studies professor for assistance in planning your coursework as soon as possible.