Law

An ideal career field for a Christendom graduate

The field of law is one of the world’s oldest and demands accomplished thinkers who are able to wade through the emotions of the case, think critically about 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 number of Christendom alumni who now work in the field of law.

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 the video recordings below.

Matthew Akers (’03) is a founding partner of McCarthy & Akers, PLC. Francis Aul (’11), at the time of this talk, was studying at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Don Goodman (’03) is a Criminal Prosecutor while Joseph Mazzara (’08) is a Marine Corps Lawyer.

Alumni Rebecca Deucher ’14, Dominic Vieira ’12, and Phil Henke ’01 share with students how they applied their liberal arts education to achieve successful law careers.