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2020-2021 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Combined Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor
Seidman College of Business and Michigan State University College of Law (MSU Law) have partnered to offer a 3+3 program (Legal Education Admission Program - LEAP) that gives Grand Valley business students the opportunity to earn a B.B.A. and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in approximately six years.
Interested students complete a minimum of 96 credits comprised of the required undergraduate courses in their first three years of study at Grand Valley. This includes all university-level requirements as well as the requirements for the specific business major. Upon admission to the law school, Seidman College students complete their undergraduate electives with law school courses. Up to 24 credits of MSU Law work in which the student earned a 2.0 or above will be accepted. MSU Law courses may be applied to the four upper-division elective courses (12 credits) required for the B.B.A. The B.B.A. will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the number of credits and requirements necessary for the undergraduate program.
The Legal Education Admission Program (LEAP) is open only to students who matriculate as first-year students at Grand Valley. Students may apply any time prior to their senior year for consideration for the program. A Joint Committee comprised of faculty from both institutions will admit students to the LEAP program on the basis of undergraduate record, ACT scores, and other information deemed relevant. In order to be eligible for consideration for final admission to MSU Law, 3+3 students must have earned an aggregate Grand Valley GPA of 3.5 or above, scored 156 or above on the LSAT, and satisfied any other current MSU College of Law admission requirements.