Clarke University and Marquette University Law School have entered into an agreement that will allow Clarke undergraduate students to earn both their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years.
Clarke recently announced this partnership with the Milwaukee school for a 3+3 program. Clarke has similar agreements with the Creighton University School of Law, the University of Iowa College of Law, and Drake University Law School.
The 3+3 program will allow qualified undergraduates from Clarke admission to Marquette University Law School after the conclusion of their junior year. The credits earned during their first year of law school at Marquette will also apply to their undergraduate degree at Clarke. Clarke students would complete their Clarke degree upon the successful completion of their first full year of law school. In six years, students will receive their bachelor’s degree from Clarke University and their Juris Doctor Degree from Marquette University Law School.
Clarke students in this program will gain critical thinking, argumentation, and writing skills. In addition, students will develop the capacity to think for themselves, express thoughts with clarity, and understand the goals and values of civilized law.
Clarke President Emerita Joanne M. Burrows, SC, Ph.D., said, “Clarke’s agreement with the Marquette University Law School is an example of our dedication to advancing opportunities for our students. We are thankful for the collaboration with Marquette University.”
Joseph D. Kearney, Dean and Professor of Law at Marquette University, said, “We are pleased with this mutually beneficial academic program.”