Jul 11, 2020
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department of Legal Studies,
UCF Downtown, Dr. Phillips Academic Commons (DPAC), Room: 430
Mrs. Kristal Johnson, Program Coordinator,
Dr. Marc Consalo, Internship Coordinator,
Students seeking admission to either Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, Florida, or Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, New York, through the accelerated legal studies program will meet all admissions requirements for the above referenced law school(s) and obtain a B.A./B.S. in Legal Studies after completion of the first year of the law school curriculum and all UCF requirements.
Students should apply for selection into this program no later than the end of the first semester of their junior year. Early student applications will also be accepted. Eligibility requirements include being a declared Legal Studies major, SAT score of 1175, high school GPA of 3.6, successful completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours of UCF course work with a 3.2 UCF GPA, completion of at least 33 credit hours of the required coursework in sections 4 and 5 below in residence at UCF, a personal statement essay, two letters of recommendation and a personal interview. More information about the admission and selection process (as well as deadlines for the application process) may be found at http://www.ccie.ucf.edu/legalstudies/
- Students selected by UCF faculty members for participation in the Accelerated Law Program must complete all UCF General Education Program requirements, all requirements for the major (B.A. or B.S.) in Legal Studies, and at least 90 total credit hours towards the baccalaureate degree.
- Participants must maintain a minimum 3.2 overall GPA and cumulative 3.5 GPA in all UCF legal studies coursework. Failure to achieve minimum GPA requirements in any one semester may disqualify a student from further participation in the 3+3 Accelerated Law program.
- Participating students may elect to complete their UCF bachelor’s degree in residence at UCF under the following circumstances: students not accepted by Barry or Touro Law may complete their remaining requirements for graduation from UCF with a bachelor’s degree; students who decide to opt out of the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program may elect to fulfill their remaining requirements for graduation from UCF with a bachelor’s degree; and students who do not successfully complete their first year of course work at law school may elect to return to UCF to fulfill their remaining requirements for graduation from UCF with a bachelor’s degree. Students decelerating to UCF decelerate back into the Legal Studies (B.A. or B.S.) degree program. Students decelerating to UCF are bound by the UCF catalog requirements applicable to the year the student first entered UCF. For students passing some, but not all, of their required first year classes at Barry or Touro, classes successfully completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better will transfer back to UCF towards the successful completion of the student’s electives needed for graduation.
- Only courses with grades of “C” (2.0) or better can be transferred to UCF’s legal studies’ program of study.
- Students are required to consult with a departmental advisor each semester at UCF to ensure that student is wholly advised as to all specific program requirements. Failure to meet with a departmental advisor each semester constitutes grounds for dismissal from the Accelerated Law Program.
UCF General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)
Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)
Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)
Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)
Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)
Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)
Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)
Core Requirements: Basic Level
Core Requirements: Advanced Level (18 Credit Hours)
All core requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) to satisfy the major.
Restricted Electives (30 Credit Hours)
Upper Division Restricted Electives (21 Credit Hours)
- 21 additional hours of Legal Studies coursework selected in consultation with an advisor
Supporting Courses (9 Credit Hours)
- Students pursuing the B.A. degree must complete nine semester hours of supporting courses chosen with the approval of the student’s advisor. Students pursuing the B.S. degree must complete fifteen hours of supporting courses chosen with the approval of the student’s advisor.
Capstone Requirements (3 Credit Hours)
Capstone must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) to satisfy the major.
If students chose the following electives, they must complete them with a minimum grade of a “C” (2.0):
Foreign Language Requirements
Proficiency equivalent to two semesters of college instruction in a foreign language or in American Sign Language (ASL). Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used. ASL proficiency is met by successful completion of ASL 2140 and ASL 2150 or an appropriate score on the ASL proficiency exam. Contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/csd/) regarding the ASL proficiency examination.
BS: Proficiency equivalent to one semester of college instruction in a foreign language or one course with a multicultural dimension. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement
- Students in the accelerated program will complete the following courses in their first year at either Barry or Touro Law:
- LAW 5011 - Civil Procedure Credit Hours: 4
- LAW 5337 - Contracts Credit Hours: 4
- LAW 5106 - Criminal Law Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 5110 - Legal Methods I Credit Hours: 1
- LAW 5010 - Legal Research and Writing I Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 5206 - Criminal Procedure Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 5288 - Property Credit Hours: 4
- LAW 5219 - Torts Credit Hours: 4
- LAW 5210 - Legal Methods II Credit Hours: 1
- LAW 5020 - Legal Research and Writing II Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 643 - Legal Process I Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 671 - Civil Dispute Resolution and Procedure I Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 610 - Contracts I Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 615 - Torts I Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 617 - Criminal Law I Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 633 - Legal Process II Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 672 - Civil Dispute Resolution and Procedure II Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 611 - Contracts II Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 628 - Torts II Credit Hours: 3
- LAW 631 - Property I Credit Hours: 3
Departmental Exit Requirements
- For the accelerated program, the degree is awarded after successful completion of the first year of law school at either Barry or Touro Law and completion of all UCF requirements. All course work must be at the “C” (2.0) level or higher for transfer purposes.
- The accelerated program student must have completed all of the UCF General Education Program Requirements, all requirements for the Legal Studies Major, and a minimum of 90 combined credit hours of work at UCF before matriculating to law school under this program.
- Students must earn the equivalent of 120 hours of course work (UCF and Law School (first year or second year of Law School credit hours) before receipt of a UCF Legal Studies Degree.
- For students decelerating to the 4 year B.A./B.S. program, the student must complete all coursework in the baccalaureate curriculum as shown for a Legal Studies B.A./B.S. degree as specified in the catalog and all university requirements, including the completion of 120 credit hours.
University Minimum Exit Requirements
- A 2.0 UCF GPA
- 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
- 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
- 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
- A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
- Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.
Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120
Honors In Major
Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses
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