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This Year's Schedule

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During regular academic years at Calvin, the Pre-Law Program hosts a large number of events and activities designed to help you prepare for a law career. We expect that 2020-21 will likely not be a regular year, given ongoing concerns about the pandemic, and so we are currently examining what our options will be in continuing to provide valuable services and information for students in spite of restrictions. We will update our website and this event information as soon as we are able to make decisions and confirm plans.

We can tell you that we hope to have a two-pronged approach that will continue our dedication to provide useful information and opportunities to help Calvin students assess their interest in a potential legal career through two generally focused programs:

Career Exploration Opportunities

  • Virtual Pre-Law Career sessions with various alumni attorneys
  • Individual "coffee" sessions with alumni attorneys
  • Access to Calvin's Pre-Law Advisor
  • Pre-Law Library Materials and Readings

Law School Preparation Opportunities

Thank you for your patience as we finalize details about these 2020-21 academic year plans. The calendar below will be updated as we are able to schedule events. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the kinds of events we normally sponsor by examining last year's (2019-20) schedule of events included below. Please also check the regular events page for information about online opportunities through affiliated organizations and law schools.

Fall 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020

Summer Desserts (in lieu of the beach on Labor Day)

  • Pre-Law Program kick-off event
  • Lawn north of (behind) the DeVos Communications Building


The 2020 Pre-Law Day will be postponed; we hope to be able to offer this opportunity to students in the fall of 2021.

 Thursday, October 8, 2020

Pre-Law Workshop: An Overview of the Law School Admissions Process

 Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pre-Law Session [in lieu of Lunch]: Advice About Law School

 Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Pre-Law Workshop: Preparing a Personal Statement

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Pre-Law Session [in lieu of Lunch]: The Role of An Attorney in Global Human Rights

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Pre-Law Workshop: Acing the LSAT

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Pre-Law Workshop: The Ins and Outs of Choosing a Law School


The 2019/2020 Academic Year's Schedule of Events

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Floats and Sundaes on Tuesday

  • Pre-Law Program kick-off event
  • Patio in front of the DeVos Center

Friday, September 13, 2019

Pre-Law Lunch: Advice About Law School

  • Political Science Department conference room

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Pre-Law Workshop: Overview of the Law School Admission Process

  • Political Science Department conference room

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Pre-Law Workshop: Insiders Guide to Law School Admissions

  • Political Science Department conference room

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Pre-Law Lunch: A Career as a Law Clerk

  • Political Science Department conference room

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Pre-Law Workshop: Personal Statement Workshop

  • Political Science Department conference room

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Roberts Court: The Political and Legal Influence of the New U.S. Supreme Court

  • CFAC Recital Hall

Friday & Saturday, November 1-2, 2019

Pre-Law Trip to Chicago

  • (approximately 10 students participating)
  • Amtrak travel to and from Chicago; overnight at downtown hotel
  • Students pay nominal fee to participate; Pre-Law Program covers remaining costs

Interim and Spring 2020

January, 2020

Law: Portrayal, Perception, Practice

  • Interim Class POLS W41A (Monday through Friday from 8:30am-12:00pm in DC160)

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Pre-Law Lunch: A Career as a Paralegal

  • Political Science Department conference room


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Pre-Law Workshop: Understanding the LSAT  (cancelled)

  • Political Science Department conference room

April 16, 2020

Pre-Law Lunch: The Role of an Attorney in Global Human Rights & Human Trafficking (postponed)

  • Political Science Department conference room


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