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Pre-Law Program

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.
    • Learning from seniors who are going straight through to Law School about preparing for the LSAT and the various elements of the Law School application. 
    • 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.
    • Participate on the Mock Trial Team and learn about trial advocacy by competing in American Mock Trial Association tournaments. 
    • 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.