Accelerated & Assured Admission Law Programs with Drexel University Law School
Arcadia University in partnership with Drexel University provides academically qualified accelerated law programs students two options for assured admission to the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.
The Six-Year (3+3) Accelerated Program
This six-year (3+3) BA/JD option integrates undergraduate and graduate training. The accelerated degree option allows selected students to earn both a bachelor’s and juris doctor degree concurrently—thus eliminating one-year of undergraduate study at Arcadia University. The student must meet the program’s specified academic and law school admission criteria.
The Seven-Year (4+3) Assured Admission Program
This seven-year (4+3) BA/JD option provides selected students assured admission to Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law provided the student meets the program’s specified academic and law school admission criteria.
All students admitted into the BA/JD accelerated and assured admission program receive admission into the 3+3 accelerated BA/JD Students may switch from accelerated BA/JD to assured admission at any time.
Introduction to American Politics
Consider the nature and character of Americans and their democracy. Because governing institutions and practices are complex and most Americans have a difficult time navigating and participating in them, this course examines parties, elections, voting, the presidency, Congress and the courts through readings, films, lectures, and discussions, in an effort to empower you to engage in civic life.
American Constitutional Law
Required for the Law & Public Policy concentration
Examine the constitutional foundation and development of America’s governmental institutions through analysis of leading Supreme Court cases. Examine cases that define the principles of constitutionalism, federalism, separation of powers, civil liberties, civil rights, and judicial review.
Writing for the Law & Public Policy
Practice writing forms and styles used in legal and governmental settings with an introduction to the writing method used in law school and public policy graduate programs, skills that will translate to any professional setting. You will draft legal letters, a legal brief, statutory legislation, and a public policy analysis. Learn research techniques and information gathering skills using Westlaw legal research service and other sources.