Nov 28, 2020  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Early Admission Program (LEAP) with Duquesne University School of Law


Elizabethtown College maintains an articulation agreement with Duquesne University School of Law. Depending on the student’s major and academic goals, this program may function as either a 3+3 or 4+3 BA/B.S/J.D. program. Only high school students applying to Elizabethtown College will be admitted ot the program with Duquesne University. To be admitted to LEAP, students must:

  1. Apply to Elizabethtown College and satisfactorily complete a mandatory LEAP admission essay by March 15 of the student’s senior year in high school.
  2. Achieve a minimum SAT score of 1200 (mat + critical reading, with no individual section lower than 550), or a minimum ACT score of 27.
  3. Achieve a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (or its equivalent)
  4. Graduate in the top 10% of their high school class
  5. Successfully complete a mandatory admissions essay
  6. Successfully complete a mandatory on-campus interview

Once admitted to LEAP, students must maintain good standing in the program by complying with all academic and character and fitness requirements established by Elizabethtown College.Students must maintain a GPA sufficient to reach at least 3.5 by the time of application to Duquesne University School of Law.

To be admitted to Duquesne University School of Law, LEAP students must:

  1. Complete all major and core course requirements at Elizabethtown College, and attain senior status (96 or more credits) before enrolling in courses at Duquesne University School of Law.
  2. Earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5, as determined by the Law School Admission Council.
  3. Meet the character and fitness requirements of Duquesne University School of Law.
  4. Comply with all application, seat deposit, and other deadlines established by Duquesne University School of Law.
  5. Earn a LSAT score at least in the 60th percentile on the present LSAT. It is assumed that the LEAP student will take the LSAT no later than December of his/her third year (for 3+3 students) or fourth year (4+3 students). However, by written request to Duquesne University School of Law, a student may defer taking the LSAT until the spring of his/her third or fourth year.
  6. Complete a satisfactory in-person interview with the Dean of Admissions at Duquesne University School of Law. Students pursuing the 3+3 track must apply by March 1 of their third year at Elizabethtown College, and students pursuing the 4+3 track must apply by March 1 of their fourth year at Elizabethtown College.

At their sole discretion, Duquesne University School of Law may admit students who do not meet all of the above requirements.

Students pursuing the 3+3 track will receive their B.A. or B.S. upon the completion of their first year courses at Duquesne University School of Law.

For further information, contact the Pre-Law Program Director, Dr. Matthew Telleen, Department of Communications.