Integrating Faith &
the study of Law
Law Student Ministries
I think we can all agree that law school is stressful! It leaves far too little time for spiritual development and provides even less opportunity to explore what Harold Berman once called the “fundamental unity” of law and religion. Law Student Ministries (LSM) is here to change that!
LSM does this in two ways. First, by encouraging and nurturing Christian law students through the provision of mentors and resources aimed at fostering spiritual growth, vocational stewardship, academic excellence, and compassionate outreach. Second, by establishing and maintaining vibrant witnessing communities of law students on every law school campus in the nation and at key Christian colleges.
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 (ESV)
What We Do
Helping students develop their love and relationship with God and neighbor through various discussion groups and public programs.
Helping students pursue an integrative excellence in their calling through various forums and mentorship opportunities.
Helping students thrive in the academic marketplace through classroom excellence and public engagement on ideas impacting law, religion, and public policy.
Helping students better love their schools and cities through selfless and compassionate outreach.
Serve Your Campus
LSM serves all Christian law students—providing them spiritual, material, and legal resources to not only exist on campus, but also to thrive in their ability to integrate their faith with the study of law.
Be encouraged that the investment you make to start or strengthen a CLS law student chapter is a labor that others have begun, and others will eventually enter into.
Wherever you are, LSM is here to help!
Starting a Chapter
Leading a Chapter
Finding a Chapter
CLS Law School Fellows
The Fellows program is designed to encourage and train first- and second-year law students to seek and study biblical truth as it relates to the study and practice of law.
Students selected for the Fellows program will spend a week in Washington, D.C., with the LSM team and esteemed guests from around the country discussing Christian jurisprudence and building a spiritual network with other law students from across the nation.
Developing Christian Leaders
A discussion group held twice a semester starring global leaders for the purpose of training and encouraging Christian law students to better integrate their faith with the study of law.
A discussion group held throughout the school year focused on cultivating the Christian imagination by exploring our role in God’s unfolding narrative.
A discussion group focusing on a specific book or topic, held sporadically throughout the year.