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. Law school graduates become eligible to practice law by satisfying the licensing requirements of the jurisdiction(s) in which they intend to practice.
News and Updates.....
Spring 2016 Class (including CCE credit): Justice, Equality, and the Law
A new law-related CCE course has just been added to the Spring 2016 Calvin class schedule. This one-credit, pass-fail course will meet one day each week. See the Syllabus.
February 16: The Role of Lawyers in Death Penalty Litigation
March 8: The Role of Lawyers in Environmental Litigation
March 22: The Role of Lawyers in Urban Bankruptcy Cases
April 12: The Role of Lawyers in Providing Justice for the Poor
April 19: The Role of Lawyers in Diversity and Inclusion
May 3: The Role of Lawyers in Employment Discrimination
Internship credit and possible transportation assistance available
Paralegal Job Opening in Chicago
Wagenmaker & Oberly is searching for a full-time paralegal. The firm is located in Chicago's loop district, and serves nonprofit organizations across the country. See more information.
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