Pre-Law, Service, Citizenship and Justice Living-Learning Community
Making a difference as a legal professional and community leader is not something that can be done alone. Neither is learning to create a professional identity that values public service and responsible citizenship in the political community. With mentoring, supervision, and a structured curriculum created by pre-law advisors, students build life-long connections in a community cohort that features learning how to prepare for law school or a law-related career through guest lecture series, pre-law workshops, public service projects, internships, and professional networks with civic groups, governments, scholars, law-related organizations, clubs and teams (including Mock Trial and the Pre-law Club) around campus and the surrounding community. The Pre-Law, Service, Citizenship and Justice Living-Learning Community,
The Pre-Law, Service, Citizenship and Justice Living-Learning Community is designed to foster collaborative experiential learning in a collegial academic environment that values public service and responsible citizenship in a legal and political community committed to achieving justice for all.
Students participating in the Pre-Law, Service, Citizenship and Justice Living-Learning Community will:
- Develop the requisite skill set to launch careers in legal or alternative legal careers in the public and private sectors.
- Live and learn in a collegial academic space with other students who have a shared common purpose to develop leadership skills and a professional identity based in law, ethics, civility, and public service.
- Create lifelong friendships, faculty mentoring relationships, and professional networks with lawyers, judges, and legal stakeholders on the Kent State campus and local, state, or national communities.
Students who live in and experience the Pre-Law, Service, Citizenship and Justice Living-Learning Community will be better prepared to enter law school and/or legal or alternative legal careers because they will develop close working relationships with pre-law advisors and faculty who are actively involved in teaching law-related courses, advising the Mock Trial Team, Pre-Law Club and Phi Alpha Delta organizations, and supervising internships and public service projects within the campus and/or local, state and national legal communities.
For information and details on the Pre-Law Academic Program, visit: https://www.kent.edu/polisci/pre-law-program
Dr. Christopher Banks
Professor, Political Science