- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Samford University and Tuskegee University are joining in a partnership that will let students shave one year off the time needed to earn a law degree.

A joint announcement says undergraduate students will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee and a law degree from Samford’s Cumberland School of Law in six years rather than seven under the new program.

Samford is a Christian school located near Birmingham, and Tuskegee is a historically black school east of Montgomery. The partnership allows some coursework to apply for both a undergraduate and a graduate degree.

Most Tuskegee students are from Alabama, and Samford produces lawyers who mostly practice in the state. An advisor of the pre-law program at Tuskegee, Tammy Laughlin, says the program will help Tuskegee students get acquainted with the state’s prime legal market in Birmingham.

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