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Pre-law Studies

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The calling of law has been, and still is, one in which Christians can serve their communities and their churches in significant ways. In this regard, a Covenant education will give you an approach to your career that will help you to view your work in the context of God's plans and priorities.

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Program Overview

Pre-Law at Covenant is an advising track for students interested in pursuing a law degree after graduating from Covenant adapted to the needs of individual students according to their specific major and minors. Based on the continuing review and feedback from practicing attorneys, judges, and others serving in law schools and the practice of law, Covenant pre-law advising identifies courses and extracurricular experiences, including internships and areas of service, that have equipped previous Covenant alumni to successfully enter into law school and complete law school and thereafter engage constructively in the practice of law.  

Since many academic disciplines contribute to the background and skills helpful for success in law school and legal practice, pre-law advising works with individual students to identify which courses beyond their chosen major or minor will bolster their preparation. As students work through their programs and enter their junior and senior years, pre-law advising offers guidance in deciding how to prepare for the LSAT and how to select a law school program. This guidance infuses sound professional planning with the commitments we hold as Christians to honor God in all aspects of our lives.

Graduate Outcomes

There is no one path for those with a law degree. Our alumni have served in different types of offices as they have moved through their careers in a great variety of public and private sector positions, including:

  • Local, State, and Federal Offices
  • City and County Attorneys
  • State Governor Assistants 
  • State Prosecutors 
  • Public Defense Attorneys
  • Department of Labor 
  • Department of Justice
  • F.B.I. 
  • Federal District Attorneys 
  • Judges at various levels
  • Litigation
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Contracts and Transactional Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal and Civil Defense
  • Corporate Law

Our alumni have attended a variety of law schools with both regional and national recognition, such as:

  • University of Georgia
  • Emory University
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University, St. Louis
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Washington
  • Pepperdine University
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Kathryn Kimball Mizelle ’09

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Sam West ’19

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Karissa Taylor ’96

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Pre-law at Covenant is about equipping God’s people to serve one another, to seek the good of the larger society in which they live, and to provide the kind of salt and light that’s needed in a world of confused and conflicted demands.
Dr. Richard Follett

Professor of History & Pre-Law Advisor

Programs & Features

Students in pre-law have often chosen majors in business, English, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology, but we have also had students majoring in education, chemistry, art and music also go on to law school.

A standard recommendation from law school admissions representatives to our students has been to major in what they love, and to learn to read and write well and to think critically. Covenant’s core curriculum lays a good foundation for these skills, and any major currently offered at Covenant College can serve as a good background when combined with pre-law advising and selected courses we know will build relevant skills.

Admission to law school is based upon grade point average (GPA) and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores. The applicant’s personal statement, recommendations, and extracurricular activities are also taken into account. Although minimum requirements for LSAT scores vary, realistic expectations for consideration of admission demand a minimum score of low to mid 150s.

The LSAT can be taken during or just prior to the senior year, though it can be taken later. The test may be taken more than once, but all of an individual’s scores are reported, along with an average. Pre-law students are encouraged to obtain a copy of the LSAT and LSDAS Registration and Information Book no later than the spring semester of their junior year to prepare for taking the LSAT.

For more information regarding law school admission and preparation, visit the Law School Admission Council’s website and the American Bar Association’s resource page.

Courses that have frequently been listed by Covenant legal alumni, regardless of major, as having been especially helpful to prepare for law school and legal practice include:

  • Advanced English Composition
  • Intro to Logic
  • Business Law
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Constitutional History
  • History of Political Theory
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Speech
  • Accounting

Others might be recommended beyond these, depending on a student’s needs – because the goal is to make sure students have a well rounded set of skills for analysis, writing, and communication, as well as a sense of the opportunities and the responsibilities that practicing law entails.

The Pre-Law advisor also supports Covenant’s Pre-Law Society, a student-led organization sponsored by the history, politics, and international studies department. The Pre-Law Society exists to serve as a resource to students considering or intending to pursue a legal education after college and to maintain a dialogue on campus regarding legal issues. The Pre-Law Society sponsors speakers on campus, organizes LSAT study groups, and plans trips to law school campuses and local legal offices and courts.

Students interested in pursuing law are encouraged to explore local and national internships in the field. Although internships for undergraduates in legal offices are generally quite competitive, Covenant students have had success with both local and regionally based attorneys interested in working with our students when they have openings. Covenant professors and Covenant’s Center for Calling & Career are available to help students make connections and pursue such internship opportunities.

Have questions? For further information on pre-law at Covenant College, contact Dr. Richard Follett, Pre-Law Advisor and Professor of History, at or 707-419-1627.

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