The field of law is one of the world’s oldest and one of its trickiest. It demands accomplished thinkers, who are able to wade through the emotions of case, think critically about all of the details involved, and communicate an argument well to a judge and jury. A strong moral center is helpful as well.
If being a lawyer is tough, navigating through law school can often be just as hard. A liberal arts education can often be the perfect springboard to success in both. The background in philosophy, along with the ability to write and think well, equal great success more often than not — something proven by the amount of Christendom alumni who now work in the field of law.
From opening their own law offices to working in the United States Justice Department, Christendom alumni are found everywhere in the field of law, using their liberal arts background daily to navigate cases, propagate the truth, and help clients find justice.
At Christendom’s Life on Tap alumni networking series, successful lawyers have returned to campus to speak on how they used their liberal arts education and the career preparation they received at Christendom to find post-graduate success.
Watch these talks below.
Stories About Alumni
- Alumnus Credits Philosophy Degree with Success in Creating Law Firm
- Christendom Alumnus Appointed to Top Post with US Bishops Conference
- Alumnus Lawyer Creates Thomas More Scholarship
- Alumni Encourage Alumni to Become Lawyers
- Christendom Alumnus Helps Joe Scheidler Defeat NOW
Stories About the Liberal Arts & Law
At this Life on Tap, alumni Matthew Akers and Francis Aul returned to campus to talk about their success in law. Akers, a philosophy major, is a founding partner of McCarthy & Akers, PLC. Aul, on the other hand, is currently studying at the Georgetown University Law Center, one of the top law schools in the United States, for his J.D. A 2011 graduate of Christendom, with a degree in political science and economics, Aul has been passionate about law since graduation.
At this Life on Tap, alumni Don Goodman (’03), who works as a Criminal Prosecutor, while Joseph Mazzara (’08) is a Marine Corps Lawyer.