Cornell College joins UI Law 3+3 program
Cornell College and the University of Iowa College of Law have entered an agreement that will allow qualified Cornell College students to earn their bachelor’s degree and law degree in a total of six years.
The 3+3 program allows eligible undergraduates at partner institutions admission to the College of Law at the conclusion of junior year.
Cornell College students who are accepted will be able to apply the courses taken during their first year of law school to both their law degree and their bachelor’s degree from Cornell. Through the program students complete both degrees in six years instead of seven.
“For students who are certain they want a career in law, the 3+3 program allows them an option to attend two top-tier institutions and offers a good value,” said Cornell College Dean Joe Dieker.
The credits earned during their first year of law school will also apply to their undergraduate degree, saving a year of tuition and related costs.
Gail Agrawal, dean of the College of Law, says the program allows qualified Iowa students the opportunity to get a one-year head start on their law career.
Cornell College’s Center for Law and Society offers students law-school advising and LSAT preparation, a pre-law chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta international law fraternity, and a nationally-competitive mock trial program. In addition, Cornell’s law school acceptance rate from 2011 through 2013 was 100 percent, compared to 86 percent nationally.