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RMU School of Business Early Law School Admission 3 + 3 Program (ELSAP)

Robert Morris University has an Early Admission Agreement with Duquesne University School of Law. The Early Law School Admission 3+3 Program (ELSAP) at RMU is a program which after the completion three (3) years of required undergraduate study at Robert Morris University and subject to the conditions of the program a qualified student, who desires to go to law school, will be eligible for admission to Duquesne University School of Law for the completion of a J.D. degree after three (3) years (Day Division) of law school work as defined by Duquesne University School of Law.  Each student in this accelerated admission program will be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree by Robert Morris University after successful completion of the first year of law schoolwork.

In addition to other requirements set forth below, a ELSAP candidate may qualify for the program at RMU in the School of Business by completing the designated course in their SBUS major as follows: 

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Sport Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • General Business

Eligibility Criteria to become a Candidate for (ELSAP)

Students interested in ELSAP should notify their admissions counselor and meet with the program coordinator upon completion their first semester at RMU.

Full-time on-ground freshmen students who have received a 3.5 or higher in their first year at RMU will be eligible to be a candidate for the program.

Procedure to Become a Candidate

Students who meet the criteria must follow the following procedure upon completion of the second semester at RMU:

  1. Submit to the ELSAP coordinator a completed application form
  2. Submit to the ELSAP coordinator one letter of recommendation from a RMU professor
  3. Meet and interview with the ELSAP coordinator
  4. Sign a waiver indicating he or she is aware of the program requirements and conditions
  5. Become an active member of the RMU Pre-Law Society (a student organization)

When this process is successfully completed a student may become a candidate for ELSAP and be provided with a ELSAP check sheet to follow.  

 Program Requirements to Qualify for Admission to Duquesne University School of Law

 Duquesne University School of Law shall accept all RMU candidates in the ELSAP who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA for three (3) years at Robert Morris University
  2. Complete all School of Business ELSAP check sheet requirements in the a candidate’s major (see above)
  3. Have been an active member of the RMU Pre-Law Society (a student organization) for three (3) years
  4. Has received academic and law school advice and counsel from the RMU Pre-Law Coordinator, as required by the Coordinator
  5. Has taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) in the fall or spring (upon request) of their third year and receive a minimum LSAT score in the 60th percentile 
  6. Has had an in-person interview with the RMU University ELSAP committee
  7. Has had a mandatory interview before members of the Duquesne University School of Law Admissions Committee

Eligible ELSAP candidates will be contacted by Duquesne University Law School after it has received all of the candidate’s application materials, including LSAT score(s).