Appalachian School of Law has rediscovered traditions of the past that, because of long disuse, are now presciently relevant to modern law students. One such tradition is offering students an accelerated dual-degree program that permits them to obtain college and law degrees in six rather than the typical seven years. Often termed a “3-plus-3” plan, this option saves time and money by advancing students more quickly into the workforce. Equally important, this approach provides students with a motivational architecture from which they can build an orderly and meaningful future.
Through Medical-Legal Partnerships, Appalachian School of Law has partnered with Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business and Ballad Health to address the legal needs of low-income healthcare patients and alleviate medical issues that are attributable to or exacerbated by unmet legal needs. Through a strategic collaboration, medical, legal, and business professionals combine their expertise to provide a holistic response to address socio-economic needs that influence health. MLPs across the nation have demonstrated promising results.