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As a community of students pursuing law-related degrees, we take time to learn from and grow with each other through a variety of campus and community activities.

On-Campus Resources

  • Our Events
    • Each year, we host a number of events to help you explore possible options for a career in law, consider law school, and prepare for the LSAT. Discover the many on- and off-campus opportunities available to you.
  • Our Pre-Law Program Library
    • The pre-law program library features books about the legal profession, the law school experience, legal practice, Christian perspectives on law, and other topics. You'll also find LSAT preparation material.
  • Our Pre-Law Advisor
    • Professor Mark Hessler, Calvin's pre-law advisor, meets with students considering a potential law career. He will help you assess whether the legal field is right for you, which courses will best prepare you for law school, when to take the LSAT, which law schools would be a good fit for you and more.

More Opportunities

  • internships
    • Internships and summer jobs in law offices may be as helpful as you decide whether to pursue a legal career and to help you identify areas of practice that may be of interest to you.
  • Summer programs
    • A number of groups offer summer programs to help you prepare for law school and understand the admissions process, take the LSAT, and consider legal careers.
  • Taking the LSAT
    • Everyone applying to a law school in the United States or Canada must take the Law School Admission Test, offered through the Law School Admission Council.

  • Getting in to Law School
    • At Calvin, students gain an excellent liberal arts education culminating in a Bachelor's Degree that prepares you for the rigors of law school.

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