The Law School Early Admissions Program (LEAP) is one of only a few accelerated Bachelors (BA) and Juris Doctorate (JD) degree programs in the United States. This program is uniquely designed for talented students who know early on that they want to go to law school. 

All LEAP students must still apply to Washburn Law and be awarded admittance based upon their merit. Additionally, if for some reason students decide they no longer want to LEAP they can easily exit the program and simply complete the credits needed to satisfy their Bachelor's degree.

3 + 3 Program

Students in this program must complete three years of undergraduate education (or approximately 91 credit hours) and then begin WU Law, where their first year of law credits (approximately 29 hours) will count as dual credits for their BA and JD. Additionally, it comes with the added bonus of your first year of WU Law tuition free and an undergraduate law related mentor. LEAP students in good standing with WU Law will also receive at least $5,000 in scholarship for their second and third years of study. This program is available to students who major in an approved area, including:

  • Any business degree major
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History
  • Integrated Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Mass Media
  • Modern Language (Spanish or French)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

Admissions requirements for LEAP

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA OR a composite ACT score of 28. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there are no deadlines to apply, however interested students should apply early so that proper advising can be provided to ensure that students enroll properly.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Law School Early Admissions Program

Washburn LEAP Program
Henderson Learning Resource Center, Room 215
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1737

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