Legal Education Academic Program

Trine University students who aspire to a law career now have a shorter, more cost-effective path to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.

The university has entered into agreements with the following universities that will allow Trine students to complete a J.D. in six years of combined undergraduate and graduate work, rather than the traditional seven:

  • Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Ohio Northern University
  • The University of Toledo College of Law

Under the new 3+3 program, students in several majors will have the option to finish their coursework at Trine after three years, with their first-year courses in the student’s chosen law school completing their bachelor’s degree at Trine.

For more information, please contact Jackie Delagrange, J.D., Chair for Criminal Justice, Psychology  and social sciences, at 260-665-4187 or or Michael Hess, J.D., Professor for Criminal Justice at 260-665-4208 or .