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» Grounded in the Biblical Worldview

In the tradition of a liberal arts education the Helms School of Government’s Center for Pre-Law Studies focuses on a holistic approach to preparing future law students. Students are provided with foundational courses so that they have the tools to successfully integrate the Biblical worldview into their future legal studies.

The Bible and traditional views of the law and the legal system provide the foundation for Liberty University’s Pre-Law program, and each Pre-Law course incorporates the Biblical worldview into its lectures and course work. The Rule of Law is exalted as the proper foundation for a free society. This acknowledgment of a higher Law that binds all mankind is crucial for a proper understanding of man’s roles in creating and enforcing society’s laws.

“A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of Saint Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law."
     -Martin Luther King in his Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963) 

» Focused on Critical Thinking and Practical Skills

The Pre-Law program offers a broad Biblically-based education designed to give future law students the skills to perform well on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and to excel at the rigors of law school.

The Helm’s School offers courses that are specifically designed to hone students’ critical thinking skills, and to enhance students’ performance once they enter law school. Practically, the Center for Pre-Law Studies provides resources to assist students in the law school application process including choosing law schools, preparing for the LSAT and crafting a winning personal statement.


About Our Students

A sampling of where our students have attended law school includes:

Ava Maria School of Law, Baylor University, College of William & Mary, Duke University, Georgetown University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Liberty University School of Law, Pepperdine University, Regent University School of Law, University of Ohio, University of Virginia, Washington & Lee University