Pre-Law Program

Simpson students have access to a new 3+3 pathway with Drake Law. Click above to learn more about the 3+3!

With internships in Des Moines, the CHIP semester in D.C., and a new 3+3 pathway with Drake Law School, Simpson is a great place to start your legal career!

Simpson Pre-Law focuses on skills law schools want: critical thinking and writing. Small class sizes and personal advising help you discover new internships and find faculty who can write letters of recommendation. You could even join our speech and debate team, a great way for future attorneys to practice skills.

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How successful are Simpson graduates?

Simpson alumni like Katheryn Thorson thrive in excellent law schools nationwide, from Notre Dame and Drake Law to Loyola and Georgetown. Simpson is a great place to prepare for law school and success in an amazing variety of careers.

Click Katheryn’s photo to see recent student and alumni success stories!

Why study Pre-Law at Simpson?

Our Pre-Law graduates intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Senate, U.S. Attorney’s office, Iowa Attorney General, Iowa legislature, and top law firms. They go on to successful careers in legal, business, and policy fields.

What majors are a good fit for Pre-Law students?

Great preparation for law school can be found in majors like History, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, and others. As a Pre-Law student, you can even double-major in two fields!

What courses are suggested for Pre-Law students?

Courses will vary based on your interests or specialization.

    • Phil 110 Introduction to Logic
    • Econ 100 Principles of Economics
    • Acct 201 Introduction to Accounting
    • Mgmt 231 Business Law and Business Ethics I

Every other May term, Simpson students travel to D.C. to experience the capital firsthand. Here we wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court to watch Justices make a ruling.

2 of the following:

  • Hist 201 US History to 1877
  • Hist 202 US History Since 1877
  • CJ 220 Criminal Justice Systems
  • Comm 301 Media Law & Ethics

2 of the following:

  • PoSc 101 American Government
  • PoSc 315 The Supreme Court and the Constitution
  • PoSc 325 The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties
  • PoSc 358 Constitutional History of the U.S

Do you want to learn more?

Ask a Pre-Law advisor a question