Agreement offers shorter path to law degree for Trine students

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ANGOLA (02/05/2018) Trine University students who aspire to a law career now have a shorter, more cost-effective path to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.

The university has entered into an agreement with Ohio Northern University that will allow Trine students to complete a J.D. in six years of combined undergraduate and graduate work, rather than the traditional seven.

"At Trine we are always looking for new ways to help our students achieve their life's goals," said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president. "This agreement allows students who want to complete a law degree to do so with one less year of classwork and tuition expense."

Under the new 3+3 program, students in several majors will have the option to finish their coursework at Trine after three years, with their first-year courses in ONU's Pettit College of Law completing their bachelor's degree at Trine.

Trine University is in the process of developing similar partnerships with other law schools throughout the Midwest.

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Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution, offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in programs for students in engineering, mathematics, science, informatics, business, teacher education, communication, criminal justice, golf management, social sciences and various other fields of study. Trine is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers 23 varsity sports. Its golf program includes the university-owned 18-hole championship Zollner Golf Course. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (, Trine operates a 450-acre main campus in Angola, Indiana, and education resource centers throughout Indiana, Arizona and Michigan.