Cornell College offers a 3 + 3 Program with The University of Iowa College of Law. 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. Through the program students complete both degrees in six years instead of seven, saving a year of tuition and related costs.

In order to participate in the 3 + 3 Program, students must:

  • Meet Cornell degree requirements as outlined in the Professional Programs section of the Academic Catalogue.
  • Be admitted to The University of Iowa College of Law by the end of their junior year. Admission to Iowa Law is not guaranteed for students hoping to participate in the 3 + 3 Program.

As part of the 3 + 3 Program, Cornell students may gain admission to Iowa Law in their junior year of college. During what would have been a student's senior year at Cornell, they will take courses as a first year law student at The University of Iowa.  Satisfactory completion of first year law school courses will apply to both a student's law degree from Iowa Law and their bachelor’s degree from Cornell College.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree are required to complete a Cornell major, and Iowa Law courses may apply to the major if approved by their department. Required first year law courses at Iowa include:

  • Civil Procedure (4 semester hours)
  • Constitutional Law I (3 semester hours)
  • Contracts and Sales Transactions (4 semester hours)
  • Criminal Law (3 semester hours)
  • Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning (1 semester hour)
  • Legal Analysis Writing and Research I & II (2 & 2 semester hours)
  • Property (4 semester hours)
  • Torts (4 semester hours)
  • Spring Elective (3 semester hours)

Cornell students who are considering the 3 + 3 Program should meet with their academic advisor and the Associate Director of the Program for Law and Society early in their academic career at Cornell College. Meeting early with these individuals will allow for adequate planning of a student's academic schedule at Cornell and to prepare for the law school admission process.