Law school partnership lets Morningside students earn BA, law degree in six years
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The University of Iowa College of Law and Morningside College of Sioux City have entered into an agreement that will allow undergraduate students at Morningside to earn both their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years.
The 3+3 program will allow qualified undergraduates from Morningside admission to the College of Law after the conclusion of their junior year, and the credits earned during their first year of law school will also apply to their undergraduate degree.
Gail Agrawal, dean of the UI College of Law, says the program will allow qualified Morningside students the opportunity to receive their bachelor’s and JD degrees after six years instead of seven, saving a year of tuition and other costs. It also gives those students a one year head start on their law career.
“This is not a program for every student, but for the right student,” says Agrawal. “Those who might be a good fit for the program are highly motivated and certain that law is the path for them.”
The program will allow Morningside students to apply to the UI law school at the start of their junior year, instead of their senior year. If they are accepted, they would begin attending law school during what would have been their senior year.
“We are committed to delivering an educational experience that provides great value and is second to none,” says Morningside College President John Reynders. “This partnership with the University of Iowa’s law school is an academic and financial benefit for Morningside’s pre-law students.”