Meredith College and Elon Law have established a new partnership that will provide Meredith students with the opportunity to earn their undergraduate and law degrees in five and a half years.
The Accelerated Law Degree Program will allow Meredith students to save time and money by completing their senior year of undergraduate study and first year of law school simultaneously. Students complete all general education requirements and major requirements at Meredith within three years. If admitted to Elon Law, students begin earning credits toward their law degree, and appropriate credits can be transferred to Meredith for completion of undergraduate degrees.
Unlike most agreements of this kind, which are typically six-year programs, the Meredith College-Elon Law agreement enables students to earn a bachelor and law degree in five and a half years, substantially reducing costs by starting law school early and gaining early entry into the profession.
Applicants to Elon Law must demonstrate superior academic ability with LSAT scores that meet Elon Law’s standards for admission. All applicants are interviewed by Elon Law faculty and staff as part of the law school’s holistic approach to admissions.
Elon Law, located in Greensboro, N.C., is the second school to be part of Meredith’s Accelerated Law Degree Program. In 2018, Meredith established a similar agreement with Campbell Law.
“Meredith College is committed to providing programs that ensure our students’ professional preparation,” said Meredith Provost Matthew Poslusny. “I am pleased that this new partnership with Elon Law provides another pathway to success for our students.”
Meredith College has a proven track record of preparing students for success in law school.
“Nearly all Meredith College students participate in applied learning experiences, such as internships, study abroad or undergraduate research, so Elon Law’s highly experiential focus, highlighted by our residency program, is a perfect fit for their legal education,” said Alan Woodlief, senior associate dean and an associate professor at Elon Law. “For the past several years, women have made up the majority of our entering classes, and we look forward to many talented students from Meredith joining our accelerated program.”
There are variety of majors at Meredith that will work well for the Accelerated Law Degree Program, including political science, history, English, economics, communication, and even chemistry and public health.