The Pre-Law Society “provides resources and support for students who are interested in going to law school or pursuing a law degree” said freshman and club member Phillip Allevato. The club began meeting last semester. The creation of the club was influenced heavily by professor Julia Stronks, but was brought into fruition by club president Jonathan Kim and vice president Norann Beidas.
The club is comprised of students hoping to pursue law careers, but is open to anyone who has interest in law. There is no defined pre-law track at Whitworth, so the club provides necessary support to those students wanting to head in that direction.
“My favorite part of being in the club is the informational side. I’ve already learned so much,” said Allevato.
Kim, president of the club, is currently in the process of applying for law school and is sharing his step-by-step experience with the other members. He is also interviewing current law students about their experience and sharing that information with the club as well.
Two weeks ago, club members had the opportunity to hear a lecture given by a law professor from Willamette University College of Law.
The club meets every other Thursday at 6 p.m. in the coffee shop. Their next meeting is March 12th.