Law is one of the oldest professions known to man. We read about the study and application of law in the works of Socrates, Herodotus, and other minds of ancient civilization, and see its evolution, and consistency, stretching through the centuries to the courtrooms of today. Perhaps the need for Catholics in this ancient field is stronger than ever before, with Supreme Court cases, such as Roe v. Wade, changing the law of the land for the worse. Thankfully for Christendom students, their education is the perfect springboard to law, as evidenced by the success of alumni in the field.
From running their own law firms to taking part in other successful ones, Christendom alumni are on the front lines of fighting for the dignity of man, both born and unborn, in the legal system. Alumni Francis Aul and Matthew Akers, a current law student and a current attorney respectively, both spoke on how today’s students can follow the same path at the latest “Life on Tap” networking event of the fall.
Aul, who is studying for his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center after serving as a paralegal for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and Akers, a founding partner of McCarthy & Akers, PLC, provided helpful insights for students into how they utilized their undergraduate educations to find success in law. Aul spoke on the discernment of vocation and how to apply and succeed in law school, while Akers explained how and why he founded his own law firm.
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Christendom’s “Life on Tap” events, hosted by the college’s career development office, give students the unique opportunity to learn how their liberal arts education can prepare them for any vocational calling after graduation, no matter how complex, by bringing back successful alumni from a variety of different fields to give talks and mentor students.