Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP)
Earn a B.A. and a Law Degree in Six Years
Now you can earn a law degree in one year less than usual
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Hofstra Law School offer an accelerated six-year B.A./J.D. program – one that few other universities in the New York City area offer.
Hofstra's 3+3 program allows students to complete requirements for both the bachelor of arts and the juris doctor in just six years. LEAP students can choose from 45 liberal arts majors from among the majors available at the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For a full listing of LEAP majors, please click here.
Hofstra's Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP) is looking for candidates of very high academic caliber, generally from among students who have combined SAT scores of 1220 (or an ACT score of 27) and an overall GPA of 3.5 (or be in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class.)
Admission to Hofstra Law School is predicated on LEAP students earning a total of 95 semester hours (94 of them in liberal arts), meeting all requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.4 in course work toward the B.A., and achieving an LSAT score in their junior year that is no lower than the median LSAT score for the prior year’s full-time entering class at Hofstra Law School.
When hiring, the best law firms look for candidates with a strong liberal arts background. That’s because a liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking and reading skills, as well as strong writing ability.
LEAP is administered by the Department of Political Science. Contact Dr. Rossana Perotti, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science, at (516) 463-5619 or via e-mail.