UMass School of Law
3+3 Year Program: B.A. + J.D.
Westfield State has established an agreement with the University of Massachusetts School of Law, which will enable students to complete both their undergraduate degree (B.A.) and a law degree (J.D.) in six years. The agreement saves students one full year of tuition costs. Students will complete 90 credits at Westfield State prior to beginning their first year at UMass Law. After earning 30 credits there, students will obtain their B.A. degree from Westfield State. Following the completion of three years of law school, students will earn a juris doctor (J.D.) from UMass Law.
The state’s only public law school, UMass Law graduated its first class in 2011 and earned accreditation from the American Bar Association in 2016. Courses are taken in Dartmouth, a few miles from the UMass Dartmouth campus. Located on the scenic and historic South Coast of Massachusetts, UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research, resulting in the lifelong success of its almost 9,000 students and 50,000 alumni. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for global, national and regional economic, social and cultural transformation.