UToledo College of Law and Marietta College Establish 3+3 Partnership

January 8, 2019 | News, UToday, Arts and Letters, Business and Innovation, Law
By Diana Case



The University of Toledo College of Law and Marietta College, a private liberal arts college in Ohio, announced a 3+3 Program partnership to offer Marietta College students a faster path to complete their law degree.

3+3 is an accelerated J.D. program, which allows select undergraduate students at partner institutions to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years instead of seven. Students not only save a year of tuition and housing costs, but also enter the job market sooner.

Announcing the new 3+3 Program partnership between the UToledo College of Law and Marietta College were, from left, D. Benjamin Barros, dean of the UToledo College of Law; Dr. Karen S. Bjorkman, UToledo interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs; Dr. William N. Ruud, president of Marietta College; and Dr. Janet L. Bland, provost and dean of faculty at Marietta College.

Students who qualify for the latest 3+3 Program must first complete three years of undergraduate course work at Marietta College. In their junior year, students will take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and complete a College of Law application. Students will begin legal courses at the UToledo College of Law during what typically would be their senior year.

“Marietta College is committed to providing access to top-notch educational opportunities for all of our students,” said Dr. Bill Ruud, Marietta College’s 19th president and former dean of The University of Toledo College of Business. “This 3+3 law school opportunity is a creative partnership for both Marietta College and The University of Toledo College of Law that helps students better manage the cost of higher education, while obtaining an amazing education from two outstanding institutions.”

“We are excited to strengthen our relationship with Marietta College,” said Geoffrey Rapp, associate dean for academic affairs and Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values at the UToledo College of Law. “We look forward to providing a shorter path to a law career for outstanding Marietta College students.”

The UToledo College of Law was one of the first law schools in Ohio to launch a 3+3 Program. In addition to Marietta College, the college has partnered with several undergraduate institutions across Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, including The University of Toledo College of Arts and Letters, Adrian College, Indiana Tech University, Lourdes University, Siena Heights University, Trine University, and the University of Findlay. Continued growth is anticipated over the next few years.