DARTMOUTH — The University of Massachusetts School of Law has added to its statewide partnership initiative by reaching a 3+3 agreement with Worcester State University. The partnership gives pre-law students at Worcester State the opportunity to take three years of undergraduate education on their campus before finishing their legal degree in three years at UMass Law, officials announced.
Worcester State is the seventh institution to collaborate with UMass Law. The others include Becker College (Worcester), Fitchburg State University, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and UMass Lowell.
UMass Law Dean Eric Mitnick, in a statement, said, “UMass Law is forging new partnerships to provide professional opportunities for students interested in law and providing government with highly qualified graduates.”
According to recent data from the American Bar Association, UMass Law ranked 2nd in the nation and 1st in Massachusetts for the percentage of 2016 graduates receiving full-time government employment, a news release said.
According to law school officials, UMass Law’s 2017 first-time pass rate on the Massachusetts bar exam has surpassed three private law schools in the state. UMass Law also emphasizes giving back and contributing to communities and between 2010 and 2017, UMass Law students provided more than 100,000 hours of pro bono legal services, officials said.