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Areas of Study: Pre-Law

Law is the foundation of a just society, important for righting wrongs and ensuring everyone receives fair treatment. To practice law, you must be able to problem-solve, to communicate well through writing and speaking, and to function as a counselor.

If you have those skills and interests and want to help other people, you might be a good candidate to become a lawyer.

If you’re thinking about a career in law, Bethel College’s pre-law program is known for its academic rigor and excellence. Over the past 30 years, Bethel graduates have enjoyed an acceptance rate into law school of nearly 100 percent.

Bethel pre-law studies will prepare you for success in law school and beyond.

Law schools look for students who have excellent communication skills, understand human institutions and human nature and are able to think critically, creatively and analytically. Because many different majors can help you develop those skills, Bethel requires no specific major for students interested in studying law. However, common majors for those looking toward law school include history, English, social work, business and psychology.

Pre-Law Faculty

Mark Jantzen

Mark Jantzen

Professor of History
  • B.A. Bethel College 1985
  • M.A. Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries 1993
  • Ph.D. University of Notre Dame 2002