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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-18 Catalog

Law


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The pre-law program is designed to introduce students to various areas of law and to prepare them for entry into law school. Students should make arrangements to take the Law School Admission Test very early in their senior year and apply to law schools during that year. Information on the LSAT and on law schools is available from the program director.

There is no prescribed pre-law curriculum, so a variety of majors is appropriate. What is most important is for students to take a range of challenging courses which require them to think critically, reason logically, and speak and write effectively.

Northwestern College/Drake University Law School 3 + 3 Program in Law

The 3+3 program allows a Northwestern student to apply for admission to the Law School in the academic year prior to the student’s projected graduation from Northwestern College and, if admitted, to matriculate to the Law School the next fall. Upon matriculation to the Law School, the student shall take the standard first year Law School curriculum, the successful completion of which will earn the student Northwestern credits sufficient to complete an undergraduate degree from Northwestern as well as the standard Law School credits toward a law degree. Professor Dan Young (young@nwciowa.edu) is the Northwestern College liaison for this program.

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