Pre-Law Services and Activities

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The Pre-Law program seeks to assist pre-law students to:

  • Enhance their pre-professional development through a variety of activities and events, such as:
    • Taking free, proctored, on-campus LSAT practice tests.
    • Attending law school fairs and workshops on law school applications and financing a legal education.
    • Participating in roundtable discussions with Wheaton College graduates who are currently law students to learn about their experiences in law school and to answer questions about the transition from a Christian liberal arts college to a secular law school.
    • Listening to speakers who represent a variety of career paths in the legal profession, such as solo practitioners, associates and partners in large law firms, in-house counsel from corporations and non-profit associations, attorneys with public interest organizations, and government attorneys.
    • Attending the Kamm Memorial Lecture, an endowed lecture given each year on a subject related to jurisprudence by a prominent scholar or practitioner in the legal field.
    • Watching and discussing feature films that portray attorneys with other pre-law students.
  • Serve in leadership roles in the Pre-Law Society, a student organization that fosters Christian fellowship among students at Wheaton College interested in law school and the legal profession.
  • Have access to a Pre-Law Library with LSAT preparation materials and practice tests, law school catalogs and guides, and books on the legal profession.
  • Develop one-on-one relationships with attorneys to obtain firsthand experiences in a law related setting. These relationships range from one-time informational interviews to longer “shadowing” experiences, internships, and mentor relationships. The attorneys are drawn from alumni, friends of Wheaton College, and members of the Christian Legal Society.
  • Explore various facets of the law through several undergraduate law courses in various departments, such as Introduction to Law, Business Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, and Philosophy of Law. In addition, students can supplement their major course of studies with the Pre-Law Studies Certificate Program, an interdisciplinary program designed to provide a concentration of course work that supports the future study and practice of law.

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