Coe College, Drake University Law School announce 3+3 partnership

President Hayes signs law school partnership with Drake UniversityCoe College students have a new opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years thanks to a partnership with the Drake University Law School. This agreement is in addition to Coe's existing 3+3 program with the University of Iowa College of Law, and creates another opportunity for Kohawks to reduce costs by expediting their legal education.

"We are proud to partner with Drake University to offer this 3+3 program," said Coe President David Hayes ’93. "This opportunity provides crucial flexibility for students to pursue an advanced degree in a way that fits their needs.”

The cooperative 3+3 program streamlines admission for qualified Coe undergraduates to the Drake University Law School after the conclusion of their junior year. Credits earned during the first year of law school at Drake, which would have been their senior year at Coe, will also apply to their undergraduate degrees. At the end of their fourth year of study, the students in the program will receive their bachelor's degrees along with their classmates from Coe, while also having a year of law school completed.

Under the innovative program, Coe students can earn their undergraduate and law degrees faster than the normal seven years, thereby saving a year of tuition and associated costs. Participants will also have a one-year head start on their law careers.

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