or Nicole Dwyer ’16, JD ’19, the math made sense, just like studying the law made sense.
After crushing her Advanced Placement exams at Medway High School outside of Boston, Dwyer arrived at Quinnipiac in 2014 with enough credits to earn sophomore standing. As it turned out, she was just getting started.
Dwyer, already enrolled in the 3+3 accelerated dual-degree program, spread her wings and never looked back. Quinnipiac’s 3+3 program is designed for motivated students like Dwyer to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years instead of the typical seven.
In May, Dwyer became the first Quinnipiac student to finish the innovative 3+3 program in five years — a year sooner than the program’s accelerated pace. After earning her bachelor of arts in political science in 2016, she walked across the stage with her juris doctor this spring.
“Because I knew I wanted to go to law school, everything just fell into place,” said Dwyer, the editor-in-chief of the Quinnipiac Law Review this year.