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Why Should a Christian Study the Law?

Law and those who practice it have gained a dubious reputation in the popular imagination of our day and age - perhaps because we all know that modern laws are complex and often confusing, and we hate that we need lawyers to help us move through the labyrinth. One can certainly make a decent living in the practice of law (although it is a myth that all lawyers are wealthy), but if you are interested in Covenant College, you are concerned about more than money. The calling of law has been, and still is, one in which Christians can serve their communities and their churches in significant and very important 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. One of our graduates has put it well:


"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


Pre-Law Studies at Covenant

Covenant’s pre-law program identifies courses and extracurricular experiences that attorneys and judges have indicated were helpful to them in both law school and the day-to-day workings of legal practice. The Pre-Law Society assists with aspects of law school preparation, including application workshops and LSAT study groups.



Students interested in pre-law often choose majors in business, English, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology, but any major currently offered at Covenant College can serve as a good background, when combined with pre-law advising and select recommended courses.


Recommended Courses

Regardless of major, students are encouraged to take applicable courses across disciplines, including:

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



Students interested in pursuing law are encouraged to pursue local and national internships in the field. Covenant professors and the Center for Calling & Career are available to help students make connections and pursue internship opportunities.


Where Our Alumni Have Attended Law School

  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Tulane University
  • Rutgers University
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Washington
  • University of Alabama
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • University of Georgia Law School
  • CASE Western Law School
  • University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wake Forest University


Students interested in the pre-law program at Covenant should contact Dr. Richard Follett for further information.


Dr. Follett Pre-Law Advising

Dr. Follett describes the pursuit of a career in law as a commitment to the practice of Christian service.

Jonathan Mullen

History major Jonathan Mullen practices transactional law while striving to "protect the reputation of the gospel" in his professional relationships.