Received a Bachelor of Science in History and Chemistry from the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences
While Sadia Aslam was completing her bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, she was able to save time and money by taking law school courses that counted toward her degree. A partnership between the UMKC School of Law and College of Arts and Sciences – the 90+ Program – allows students with 90 or more undergraduate credits to take law school courses that also count toward their undergraduate degrees.
After receiving a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry, as well as her law school acceptance letter, Sadia was a year ahead of most new law school admits.
In addition to saving time and money, the law school helped Sadia put theory to practice. Instead of merely attending classes, Sadia attended professional receptions, where she networked with lawyers. She joined the Association of Women Law Students – AWLS – which encourages women to succeed in academic and legal communities. Through the law school’s volunteer income tax assistance program – VITA – Sadia worked with real clients to prepare tax returns.
“I really enjoyed getting to help clients one-on-one and meeting individuals, because that’s what I want to do when I practice law,” Sadia said. “I would recommend UMKC’s law school over any other law school, because we’re located in metro Kansas City. It’s so much easier to get involved with law firms, to attend receptions and to actually get to know lawyers.”