We are pleased to announce that Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has entered into a 3+3 partnership with Rust College, an HBCU in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Founded in 1866, it is the second-oldest private college in the state and is one of ten historically black colleges and universities founded before 1868 that is still operating.
Over the last several years, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has created an internal 3+3 program at Cleveland State University and entered into external agreements with Lake Erie College, the University of Findlay, Ursuline College, Notre Dame College, Mercyhurst University (in Pennsylvania), Trine University (in Indiana), Hiram College, Marietta College, Wagner College (in New York), and now Rust College.
Eligible students matriculating under a 3+3 agreement can graduate with both their undergraduate and law degrees in six rather than seven years of full-time study (or its equivalent), saving both time and money for the student. In effect, the first year of law school does double duty, both completing the fourth year of undergraduate study and serving as the first year of law school.