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With a Bethel undergraduate education and a law degree, you’ll be ready to make your mark in the legal profession.

Post-graduate careers include:

  • Private law practice
  • Environmental law
  • Human rights law
  • Family law
  • Corporate law
  • State and federal government service
  • Mediation
  • Judiciary
  • College presidency

Other law schools from which Bethel College graduates have received juris doctor degrees include:

  • American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. (Sarah Rempel ’02)
  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio (Keith Wiens ’78)
  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (Kristine Kassakert ’95, Bernd Janzen ’88)
  • University of Kansas (Deanne Flickinger ’92, Ryan Loewen ’95)
  • University of Minnesota (Heather Esau ’96)
  • University of Tulsa (Carl Kauffman ’92)

Notable Alumni

Matthew N. Stucky – ’11
After graduating from Bethel, Matt was accepted into law school at the University of Chicago but deferred for a year to serve a term with Mennonite Voluntary Service in Seattle. He began his law studies in fall 2012.
David Stucky – ’05
David won a prestigious Thresher Award for his work in his major discipline, global peace and justice studies, and then went on to law school at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. He has since joined staff of the law firm Adrian & Pankratz, Newton, and writes a regular column on legal issues for The Newton Kansan.
Eric Stucky – ’05
Eric won numerous awards in forensics competition as a Bethel student. He then went on to law school at Washburn University.
Samuel Voth Schrag – ’04
Samuel majored in history with a pre-law emphasis, and Bible and religion, while at Bethel. His liberal arts education helped him discover his true calling as a pastor.
Amanda Voth – ’03
Amanda earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Kansas Law School in Lawrence. She is an assistant attorney general in the Kansas Attorney General’s Office in Topeka.
Joletta Friesen – ’02
Joletta spent a year in voluntary service in south Texas as a paralegal advocating for the rights of legal and illegal immigrants before entering law school at Washburn University. She graduated with honors in and accepted a job with the firm Bryan Cave in Kansas City, Mo.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.