University of Illinois Springfield undergraduate students can now earn both their bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. That is compared to the typical seven years.
This is thanks to a new agreement with the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.
Under the agreement UIS undergraduate students will be able to apply for admission to the UIC School of Law during their junior year. If admitted, the student will enroll in law school after their third year at UIS. After a student completes 30 credit hours of law school coursework, UIS will accept the UIC courses towards the credits required for the bachelor's degree.
This story aired on WAND News on April 6, 2022. Watch the report online.