Considering a career in the legal profession
Calvin's pre-law program can help you to make the most of your liberal arts education at Calvin. The pre-law program will provide you with the resources you need to discover whether a career in the legal profession is appropriate for you and help you prepare to enter the field of law.
Pre-law is a specialization within a chosen major for students at Calvin; there is no pre-law major, per se and as such, there are no required pre-law courses. Instead, students select a major field of study in an area of interest to them as they prepare to attend law school after earning their four year degree. Law schools accept undergraduate degrees in various fields and interests, with the specific training in the "major" of law taking place in law school.
Coming Up on Campus.....
Pre-Law Luncheon Series ....
March 5: The Role of the Lawyers in Non-Profit Entities
March 19: The Role of Lawyers in Death Penalty Litigation
April 2: The Write Stuff: The Role of Law Clerks in the Federal Judiciary
Free lunch, good conversation, and great information!
Privacy in the Information Age: Do Fourth Amendment Privacy Rights Still Mean Anything?
Have technological advancements like the cell phone rendered Fourth Amendment privacy protections obsolete?How do we deal with the problems of privacy in an age of pervasive and omnipresent information? Do current standards about the right to privacy meaningfully grapple with any of these questions?
April 2: Meeter Center Lecture Hall at 3:00 p.m. More details
Being a Christian Attorney /
Mock Law School Class /
Information about Law School Admissions
Jim Gash, Pepperdine Law Professor and Global Justice Program Director, will visit Calvin on February 12 discussing faith and the practice of law, holding a mock law school class, explaining the admissions process for law schools and speaking with students who may be interested in Pepperdine Law School. More details
Pre-Law Immersion Class Offered during Interim 2014
News and Updates.....
Calvin Alumnus Nate Knapper
Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking
As a member of the Commission, former Calvin student Knapper was tasked with researching and composing the final report of an eight-month investigation into the crime of human trafficking and its prevalence in Michigan. According to Knapper, Assistant Attorney General serving in the Michigan Department of the Attorney General, because of the hidden, subversive nature of the crime, public education and awareness is a major piece of the state's comprehensive prevention strategy. See the report.
Calvin's first Pre-Law Immersion
Interim Class Valuable to Participants
Alumni attorneys opened the profession of law to students in the 2013 Pre-Law Immersion class.
Calvin Alumna Ana Stutler
Starting Detroit Legal Clinic
Former Calvin student Ana Stutler is the organization director of a new legal clinic in eastern Detroit which she has started in partnership with her church. The clinic, MACC Legal, is part of a development organization that is focused on meeting the needs of individuals living in the 48214 zip code. Stutler is looking for Christian attorneys who would like to be involved in this valuable community service. For more information, contact Stutler or http://maccdevelopment.com/legal/
Calvin Alumna Sarah Warpinski
Selected as Skadden Fellow
Former Calvin student and Michigan State University College of Law third-year student Sarah Warpinski recently was awarded a two-year Fellowship by the Skadden Foundation. Warpinski is among a group of 29 graduating law students and judicial clerks nationwide who will receive support to devote the next two years of their professional careers to public interest work.
What we offer
- Advising and course recommendations for students wishing to gain admission to law school
- Special events for pre-law students
- Internship opportunities in the legal field
- A mentoring program that pairs students with Calvin alumni working in the legal field
- LSAT and LSAT practice tests
- Pre-Law Program Library containing information about law careers, law schools, LSAT testing and more