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Calvin's Pre-Law Program Advisor

Joel Westra

Joel H. Westra is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Calvin. His teaching and research interests include international organization, international law, and international security. Professor Westra received his B.A. in Political Science from the Honors College at the University of Houston, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

  • Office: DeVos Communication Center, Room 261H
  • E-mail:
  • Office Phone: 616.526.6727
Prof. Westra does not give legal advice. For such advice, please contact an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction.

Calvin's Pre-Law E-mail List

To receive e-mail announcements of events related to pre-law at Calvin, contact the Academic Services Office and request to be placed on the pre-law e-mail list.

Law School Catalogues and Information

Catalogues and information from a number of law schools across the United States is available in the Political Science Department Library (DC 273A). These materials can be checked out for your reference and use.

Pre-Law Program Postings and Material

Various printed information about Calvin Pre-Law Program events, summer programs, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and other items related to pre-law are included on the Pre-Law Program bulletin board, located on the second floor of the DeVos Communication Center.

Preparing you for law school

Calvin's Pre-Law Program can provide you with the resources you need to discover whether a career in the legal field is right for you. Should you choose to prepare for law school and a future path in law, Calvin provides an excellent liberal arts education that will strengthen your skills.

Our personal attention to students gives you opportunities for one-on-one discussions and advice, and our Christ-centered focus will lead you to a law career that is principled and focused on justice and ethical practice.