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The Whitworth Pre-Law Faith and Justice Program
Whitworth's pre-law faith and justice program will help students think about the calling of a lawyer through the eyes of faith. The program is open to all students, no matter what their faith. However, we will have a strong emphasis on using the law as a tool to bring justice and reconciliation to a broken but redeemed world.
What is it? This program is not credit-bearing at the moment. It will develop over the course of several years. The first few years will be spent on developing a two-semester program. The fall will include brown-bag lunches and guest speakers on topics related to applying to law school. The spring will be devoted to lunches and speakers on law as a vocation. We are currently developing relationships with area attorneys, many of whom are excited to be able to share their perspective on the law with our students.
Once the program is set up, we will work on further development of internships. We currently have law-related internships in Olympia and Washington D.C. that are open to students in any major. We also have two wonderful internship programs in Spokane. However, we want to expand these offerings to all students interested in the program. This piece of the program will take a great deal of work with local firms so that our students will have substantive experiences. Whitworth's career services/internship program is working with us to develop these opportunities.
After the internship piece is in place, we will develop a mentoring program. We will be contacting area attorneys and alum to partner with us and with students.
Who is it for: Any student in any major interested in any aspect of the law. Most of the students will be considering law school. But the program will have elements that support the work of people interested in a variety of career options.