Carroll College Announces Accelerated Law Degree Program

HELENA – Carroll College announced a partnership with Gonzaga University to put law students on a fast track to earning their law degree in six years.

“Our wish is that Carroll College undergraduates will be interested, apply in the spring for consideration and acceptance in late spring so that we can begin the process for fall 2023,” said John Cech, president. from Carroll College.

Cech says the 3+3 dual enrollment programs will allow students to complete their undergraduate degree and start law school through Gonzaga.

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte also announced that the governor’s office will help facilitate internships for law students.

“We want students to have the opportunity to learn and start their careers here in Montana. Our state will be better for it,” Gianforte said.

Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh said the partnership between the two Catholic schools was not only intriguing, but personal to him.

“Helena is somewhat near and dear to me, so on a very personal level as well. It’s exciting to have a professional opportunity to collaborate with Carroll and her community and hopefully create opportunities for students in Carroll,” McCulloh said.

President McCulloh says providing this opportunity to Carroll students is a great way to expand Gonzaga’s mission.

“Lawyers and those who work in the field of law play a vital role in helping us understand who we are as members of a culture and they serve as advocates for all kinds of people, including those who might not have perhaps no other voice in the chapter. So it’s a very, very important expression of our work,” McCulloh said.

Students can apply in the spring and start their co-op law program in the fall of 2023.

For more information, visit Carroll College website.

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