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Clarke Adds Agreement with Creighton for 3+3 Law Degree

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 the country.

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