Steve Brown was quoted in a U.S. News article about accelerated B.A./J.D. programs.
A 3+3 program can get prospective law school students started a year early and save them some tuition dollars, says Stephen Brown, assistant dean of enrollment at the Fordham University School of Law.
But experts say it’s important to weigh whether pursuing this type of program is worth not knowing if you would have otherwise been admitted to law school elsewhere. Brown says, for instance, that some students eventually recognize they would prefer to explore other law schools that are more selective or may offer them more financial aid.
Aside from the academic requirements, experts say choice of law school is one reason for a generally small number of students who fully commit to 3+3 programs.
“That’s why we don’t have 30 students a year taking advantage of this program,” Brown says, adding that typically just one or two students a year stick with the 3+3 model.