Kentucky Wesleyan College has announced a partnership with the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.

The new 3+3 Accelerated Law Program will allow Wesleyan students to obtain a juris doctorate no more than six years after their high school graduation.

Students in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice & Criminology, English, History, Legal Studies, or Political Science will enroll as undergraduates through their junior year. In their fourth year, those admitted to the Brandeis School of Law will fulfill their senior year of undergraduate study and earn their bachelor’s degree by completing their first year of law school.

Two years later, those students will receive their juris doctor degree from the University of Louisville.

The program allows students to receive both degrees with one less year of coursework and expenses.

“Kentucky Wesleyan College has a rich history of producing graduates who have had distinguished careers in law and/or who have made lasting contributions to justice,” said Wesleyan President Barton D. Darrell. “These persons include, but are certainly not limited to, former United States Supreme Court Justice Stanley F. Reed. I applaud the innovative approach to legal study demonstrated by the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law and Dean Susan Duncan for their efforts to make an elite legal education even more accessible and affordable.”

President Darrell also thanked the Brandeis School of Law and Law Dean Susan Duncan for helping form the partnership.