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The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice Announce New ‘3 + 3’ Partnership

WHITE PLAINS, NY – The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of The City University of New York, have agreed to a new ‘3 + 3’ partnership, which will allow students to obtain a bachelor’s degree and a J.D. degree in six years, instead of seven. The agreement will help qualified students jumpstart their legal careers by allowing them to complete their J.D. degree a year earlier by starting their first year of law school while they are completing their undergraduate degrees.

“Pace Law is proud to be an innovator in legal education,” says Elisabeth Haub School of Law Dean Horace Anderson. “We are pleased to partner with CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice to offer a new opportunity for students who are interested in the law to begin their legal training early, save them time and money and prepare them to be lawyers who are able to meet the complex legal challenges facing the world today.”

“At John Jay College, we train our students to become Fierce Advocates for Justice,” says John Jay President Karol V. Mason. “Many of them come to John Jay with laser-like focus on their life dream of completing law school and advancing the cause of justice through the legal profession. While John Jay College and Pace Law have collaborated informally for several years, the new 3 + 3 partnership formalizes this important relationship, providing an accelerated pathway and additional support structures that will help students make this dream a reality."

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a leader in educating for justice by offering a liberal arts and professional curriculum that prepares students to serve the public interest as ethical leaders and engaged citizens.

Pace Law has partnerships with select colleges and universities throughout the country, allowing students to pursue dual degrees and more. The Law School has previously signed ‘3 + 3’ agreements with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, College of St. Rose and Pace University Dyson School of Arts and Sciences. The Law School is widely known for its criminal law programs, including the Pace Criminal Justice Institute and the Barbara Salken Criminal Justice Clinic. Under the guidance of a supervising attorney, students working in the clinic work directly with clients who are navigating the criminal justice system and need legal representation.

Qualified students who are enrolled already at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice can pursue this option beginning in the fall of 2019.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law, (Pace Law) offers J.D. and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a series of joint degree programs including a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, NY, opened its doors in 1976 and has over 8,500 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. For more information visit http://law.pace.edu.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice
An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York is a Hispanic Serving Institution and Minority Serving Institution offering a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. John Jay is home to faculty and research centers at the forefront of advancing criminal and social justice reform. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College engages the theme of justice and explores fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.

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