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LEAD: Legal Education Accelerated Degree

The LEAD program, designed for incoming freshmen, allows you to earn your undergraduate and law degrees in less time without sacrificing educational quality. You will begin by working on a bachelor's degree at Kansas State University in one of these areas:

Other majors may qualify. For questions about qualifying majors, please contact the Office of Pre-Law Advising at 785-532-3426 or e-mail Daralyn Arata at darata@ksu.edu

After three years, you will transfer to the University of Kansas School of Law, where you will complete your K-State bachelor's degree and your KU law degree — in six total years.

LEAD program benefits

  • Jump start your career by earning your bachelor's and law degrees in six years.
  • Prepare for your legal career through law-related internships and educational activities.
  • Enjoy several experiential trips to courts and law offices around the nation.

Competitive admission requirements

High School Seniors Applying to K-State

Only a select number of students will be admitted to this program. For consideration, high school seniors applying to K-State must:

  • Be admitted to K-State for the summer or fall term.
  • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0-weighted scale.
  • Have an ACT score of at least 26, or an SAT of at least 1170.
  • Prior to admission to KU Law, students must meet the bar-required character and fitness requirements and the required LSAT and GPA scores, which are currently a 157 LSAT and a 3.5 GPA.
  • Submit a program application. February 1st is the priority deadline for submission. We recommend you apply by this date.
  • Application will be available online in December.
Current K-State Freshmen

K-State first-semester freshmen are also eligible to apply through December 15th. First-semester freshmen must:

  • Have matriculated at Kansas State University
  • Apply during their first semester at K-State.
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0-weighted scale.
  • Have an ACT score of at least 26, or an SAT of at least 1170.
  • Prior to admission to KU Law, students must meet the bar-required character and fitness requirements and the required LSAT and GPA scores, which are currently a 157 LSAT and a 3.5 GPA.
  • Submit the program application no later than December 15th.

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Earn your bachelor's and law degrees in six years total