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Become a leader who helps people, resolves disputes, and shapes society.

Calvin’s pre-law program is much more than an advising office. It’s a robust program that equips you for success in law school and a legal career.

Your pre-law experience starts at the very beginning of your time at Calvin, with the question “Is a career in law right for me?” Your pre-law advisor knows the challenges and opportunities that a law career presents and will help you to select courses and programs of study that fit your career goals.

Then, you’ll take advantage of incredible opportunities to deepen your knowledge of legal careers and practice areas. You’ll get advice from attorneys at panel discussions, visit law firms, and participate in a law school recruitment fair in Chicago. Get one-on-one mentoring as you consider your career options, prepare for the LSAT, and navigate the law school application process.

You’ll graduate with a clear vision for your career in law. You'll also have the skills and confidence to perform well on the LSAT, gain acceptance to top law schools, and thrive as both a law student and as a legal professional.

Get started by learning more about how the pre-law program works, exploring frequently-asked questions about pre-law at Calvin, or checking out the events we have scheduled for this year.

To join the pre-law program, contact the Academic Office and request to declare a pre-law specialization on your academic record. Then send an email to Professor Mark Hessler to be added to the email list of Pre-Law Program participants so that you receive special additional information about events and programs.

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