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Develop critical skills for legal analysis.

Stepping stone for future leaders

Students pursuing law school after graduation can start with Mount Mercy's pre-law minor. A pre-law minor can be earned alongside any major at Mount Mercy and is an especially great addition for those working toward a degree in criminal justice, political science or any of the traditional law majors such as English, philosophy or history.


Courses drawn from a variety of relevant disciplines.

Mount Mercy’s pre-law program includes courses which develop strong communication and argumentation skills critical to legal practice. Students also become familiar with various aspects of the U.S. legal system throughout their studies.

Dedicated faculty are committed to providing course guidance and helping students prepare for the LSAT and apply to law school.

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Law School Partnership

Excel your learning potential.

Mount Mercy University has an agreement in place with the University of Iowa College of Law that allows an undergraduate student at Mount Mercy to earn both their bachelor’s and law degrees in just six years, rather than the usual seven.

The 3+3 program allows qualified undergraduates admission into the U of I College of Law after the conclusion of their junior year, applying credits earned during their first year of law school to their undergraduate degree. 

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

Meet Mount Mercy University requirements as outlined in the Academic Catalog.

Be admitted to The University of Iowa College of Law by the end of their junior year. Admission to U of I College of Law is not guaranteed for students hoping to participate in the 3+3 program.

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