University of Tennessee offers accelerated law program

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is beginning a program for students who want to go to law school that would allow them to finish a bachelor's degree and law degree in six years instead of seven.

The university says students will complete three years of approved undergraduate work in the College of Arts and Sciences then be admitted to the College of Law, where they will become full-time first-year law students. The first year of law school will count toward the law degree as well as completion of the bachelor's degree.

The student will earn a juris doctor degree after two more years of law school.

The university said in a news release that students in the program will be eligible during their first year of law school for undergraduate financial awards.

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