Pre-Law at Aquinas College
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Why Study Pre-Law?

If you're interested in law, an Aquinas education will give you the academic background and relationships that are vital in the law school application process. The Pre-Law program at Aquinas provides a strong liberal arts foundation with an emphasis on developing solid analytical and writing skills. Aquinas offers courses which encourage critical reflection upon values, justice, and ethics in relationship to the law.

Law schools and the American Bar Association stress that those considering a legal career should be committed to promoting justice and serving others. Aquinas offers an array of co-curricular and volunteer opportunities which provide students with opportunities to serve. Service trips are offered throughout the year to provide service to the local area and world community. Residence hall service projects combine service to the community with groups of students engaged in study during the academic year.

Moot Court

students holding plaques Moot Court provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to write appellant briefs and present oral arguments before a panel of attorneys and judges. This credit bearing course offered Fall Semester sends a team of competitors to a regional competition where they are judged against other undergraduate teams. High scoring teams are invited to a national tournament. >Read more

Graduate: Brian Mick '09

Brian Mick speaking at Commencement 2017 Brian studied community leadership, business and Spanish---he's an immigration attorney at ImLaw in Grand Rapids. In his speech at Commencement 2017, he said "I think the Aquinas tagline sums up what our lives are about quite perfectly: Making all the difference in the world - which can be accomplished by living the Dominican pillars of Study, Community, Service, and Prayer. I especially found community at Aquinas College; it is through community that we are inspired, encouraged, and admonished."