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,
Washington Monument during the day with visitors walking around nearby.
located in Centennial Court A/B
, is open to all majors and minors across the Kent State University campus who have an interest in law and creating a just society.

Mission Statement

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.

Goals:

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. 

Benefits:

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

Contact Information:
The front of the Supreme Court.

Dr. Christopher Banks
Professor, Political Science
Pre-Law Advisor

330-672-0908
Cbanks6@kent.edu