HOWARD MAGAZINE — Incoming pre-law freshmen can now combine their undergraduate and law school years into a compressed, six-year program. Students will complete their first three years as undergraduates and the last three in the law school. Interested students must submit a 500-word essay about their interest, have strong SAT or ACT scores, a high GPA, a compelling personal statement and well-rounded involvement in extracurricular activities. The first cohort included 10 freshmen majoring in political science, philosophy and legal communications. Future cohorts will include majors across the board. “Howard University has taken a momentous step with the creation of the B.A.-J.D. program,” said Danielle Holley-Walker, J.D., dean of the Howard University School of Law. “This program allows us to increase the critical pipeline of Howard students to law school.”