Southern Illinois University Carbondale, on behalf of SIU School of Law, and Tougaloo College entered a 3+3 agreement last week as both schools seek to diversify the legal profession. It’s SIU Law’s third such agreement with a school this year.

The law school and Tougaloo College, a 900-student institution in Tougaloo, Mississippi, entered into the 3+3 dual degree program agreement for qualified college students to help students from the private, historically Black liberal arts college enroll and earn a degree from the SIU School of Law in six years, according to SIU’s announcement.