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Pre-Law Program

Joel Westra and students

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.

 

News and Updates.....

Pre-law Program Information Meetings

Thursday, September 17, 2015
DeVos Communications Center Room 273A
Freshman and Sophomores at 3:30 p.m.
Juniors and Seniors at 4:45 p.m.

Calvin Student Serena Hamann interned at Varnum Law during spring, 2014

Check out internship opportunities for Pre-law Students

Calvin students taking the LSAT in 2013-14 received an average score of 163, the equivalent of scoring in the 87th percentile nationally!


What we offer

 

To enroll in Calvin's Pre-Law List Serve, contact the Academic Office and ask to be placed on the pre-law e-mail list while you are declaring a Pre-Law Specialization.

Pre-law as a specialization (not a major) at Calvin

While pre-law is not a major at Calvin, when you declare a "pre-law specialization" we will provide you with advice, preparation, and course recommendations which will help you determine whether the legal field is right for you, as well as how to proceed with a career in law.

Contact the Academic Services Office and request to declare a pre-law specialization. You will be placed on the pre-law e-mail list to receive additional information about events and programs, and Dr. Joel Westra will be added as an additional faculty advisor on your behalf.

Law School Recruiters Visiting Calvin

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FREE online Practice Test for the LSAT available from Kaplan Testing Services

 

Pre-law Advisor:

Joel H. Westra
DeVos Center 261H
jwestra@calvin.edu
616-526-6727