The University of Iowa College of Law and St. Ambrose University in Davenport have entered into an agreement that will allow undergraduate students at St. Ambrose to earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years.
The 3+3 program, which was first announced in November 2013, allows eligible undergraduates at partner institutions admission to the College of Law at the conclusion of their junior year.
"St. Ambrose students preparing for law careers will now be able to realize significant savings of both time and money through this agreement with the University of Iowa College of Law,” said Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD, president of St. Ambrose. “St. Ambrose is very pleased to be able to offer this valuable opportunity to our pre-law students.”
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 UI College of Law, says the program helps address families and students’ concerns about the cost of higher education and presents an opportunity for Iowa’s public law school to be a resource for colleges and universities in Iowa.
“This program is not for every student, but for the right student,” Agrawal says. “The three plus three, early matriculation program is designed for highly motivated undergraduates in Iowa who want to stay in the state to complete their legal education.”
For more information on the 3+3 Program and Iowa Law’s partner institutions, visit the Iowa Law website.