February 15 , 2016: Clarke
University has another agreement in place that will allow undergraduate students
at Clarke to earn both their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years.
Clarke has announced that it will partner with Creighton
University in Omaha, Neb., for a 3+3 program. Clarke previously reached similar
agreements with the University of Iowa and Drake University.
The 3+3 program will allow qualified undergraduates from
Clarke admission to the Creighton School 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. They would receive their bachelor’s
degree from Clarke University.
“We pride ourselves on providing a high level, challenging
academic experience,” said Clarke President Joanne M. Burrows, SC, Ph.D.
“Clarke’s agreement with the Creighton School of Law is yet another example of
our commitment to advancing our students’ educational opportunities. We are
pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for Clarke students and we are
thankful for the collaboration with Creighton University.”
"I am excited by this partnership with Clarke University,”
said Paul E. McGreal, dean and professor of Law at Creighton University School
of Law. “The 3+3 program will bring excellent students into our community and
prepare them for a life of service in the legal profession. This
partnership also allows graduates to enter the profession a year earlier than
their peers, providing a leg up in a competitive legal market."
For more information, contact the Clarke University
Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.
Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences
university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their
workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40
undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree
program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters
of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi
River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in