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Pre-Law

A pre-professional program

What will I learn?

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. Courses will vary based on your interests or specialization.

You will learn critical thinking that involves the systematic use of language, fallacies of reasoning, modes of valid deduction, sets, truth tables and natural deductions as found in modern symbolic logic.

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3+3 Pathway with Drake Law School


Simpson College and Drake Law School have created a great opportunity for our students. Under the 3+3 pathway, students can complete both a Simpson undergraduate degree and a Drake law degree in six years, resulting in a substantial reduction in expense over the normal seven-year progression.

Interested students should contact Mark Juffernbruch at mark.juffernbruch@simpson.edu

What can I do with a pre-law degree?

Simpson alumni have gone on to great things. They are thriving in excellent law schools nationwide, from Notre Dame and Drake, to Loyola and Georgetown. But you don't have to become a lawyer. Simpson is a great place to prepare for success in an amazing variety of careers. Take a look at positions our alumni have held.

  • Judge, District Court of Nebraska
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Iowa
  • Clerk, Missouri Supreme Court
  • Legal Staff, Child Support Recovery Unit
  • Iowa County Attorneys (Polk, Clarke)
  • General Counsel, Fareway
  • Clerk, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Public Defender, Polk County
  • Anti-Trust Attorney, U.S. Justice Department
  • Counsel/Lobbyist, Nebraska Hospital Assoc.
  • Environmental Clerk, law firm

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You can combine pre-law with a variety of other majors to make yourself marketable in your chosen career path. Plus there are many activities outside the classroom to enhance your education. Can you see yourself at Simpson yet?

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