Accelerated Special Consideration Program for Law
Recognizing that a number of undergraduates are considering a career in law, Mercer Law School offers an Accelerated Special Consideration Program for well-qualified students in Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA), which will permit these students to complete an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years rather than the traditional seven years. Through this program, students complete three years of full-time undergraduate study, use law school courses to meet the balance of required undergraduate credits, and receive the bachelor degree after successful completion of the first year of law school.
To qualify for acceptance to Mercer Law School through this special program, Mercer undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts must meet the following requirements:
- Complete 90 hours and all of the requirements of their chosen major in residence at Mercer University by the end of the second semester of the student’s third year;
- Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA at the time of law school application, as well as at the end of the applicant’s third year;
- Score at or above the median Law School Admission Test score of the preceding year’s entering class;
- Apply for this program by completing the form available from the CLA's pre-law advisor, Dr. Lori Johnson, by October 1st of the first semester of your second year. Email Dr. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org for the application;
- Demonstrate the character, fitness and capability of satisfactorily completing the law school program and being admitted to the bar; and
- Complete the law school application process through the Law School Admissions Council no later than January 15 of the year for which the applicant is applying to law school. The application process includes providing at least two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the chair of the applicant’s department and one letter must be from another Mercer faculty member, and these letters should address the maturity of the student and his or her ability to meet the rigors of the law school environment and curriculum. The law school may require the applicant to interview with its representatives during the application process.
More information can be found here.