BETHLEHEM, PA, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018: Today, Moravian College and Rutgers Law School announced that they will sign an articulation agreement between the two schools on Monday, September 17 at 3:00 p.m. in the Snyder Room in the Haupert Union Building on Moravian College’s Main Street campus at 1119 Monocacy Street in Bethlehem, Pa. This agreement, beginning with the 2018 – 2019 academic year, will allow qualified Moravian students to be eligible to attend Rutgers Law School following their junior year in order to complete both their bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees in a total of six years, rather than seven.
“Moravian is thrilled to enter into this partnership with Rutgers Law School,” said Uppinder Mehan, dean of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences at Moravian College. “We’re very confident that many of our talented students will find this is an excellent option if they’re interested in pursuing a law career at an exceptional institution.”
This program will be known as a 3+3 Early Admission Program and the Juris Doctor will be awarded on successful completion of the required 84 course credits of Law schoolwork and all other Juris Doctor requirements (typically after three years as a full-time student at Rutgers Law School).
“This program is a rare ‘win-win-win,’ offering benefits to Rutgers Law, to Moravian, and most importantly, to the students,” commented Michael T. Cahill, co-dean of Rutgers Law School. “Over the course of the program, they will experience the best of both worlds: the charm and intimate learning environment of a liberal-arts college community, and the affordability and career opportunities afforded by a flagship public law school with a large professional network.”
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About Rutgers Law School
Rutgers Law School, New Jersey’s only public law school, is one of the largest law schools in the United States and has the largest J.D. enrollment of any public law school in the nation. With locations in both Camden and Newark, Rutgers Law offers a world-class faculty; a curriculum of exceptional breadth and depth in theory, practice, and interdisciplinary studies; a geographic presence that spans one of the nation's 10 largest legal markets (New Jersey) while also offering immediate access to two of the five largest markets (New York City and Philadelphia); an alumni network with over 20,000 members; and a strong tradition of diversity and social impact.
As the law school for a top public university, Rutgers Law School is committed to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service to its host communities, the state of New Jersey, and the nation.
About Moravian College
Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, science, cultural values, global issues, ethics, artistic expression, and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.