Williams Launches Pre-Law Society

A new Pre-Law Society is set to launch this fall at Williams Baptist University. The society will provide coordinated support and valuable resources for students interested in going to law school after graduating with their bachelor’s degrees.

Joshua Clem of Walnut Ridge, and Jaitlin Pitts of Auburn, Ala., have been selected as the society’s inaugural student officers for the 2018-19 school year. Clem, a senior Christian Ministries major, will serve as president and Pitts, a senior finance major, will serve as secretary.

“We hope the the new Pre-Law Society will provide WBU students who are interested in law school with an opportunity to interact with other students who wish to attend law school, to meet and interact with legal professionals, as well as admission representatives from law schools,” said Dr. Rodney Harris, assistant professor of history at WBU.

Harris spearheaded efforts to organize the society and will serve as the faculty advisor to the group, along with Dr. Blake Perkins, assistant professor and chair of the history department.

“Williams’s rigorous liberal arts curriculum, especially with its emphasis on critical thinking skills and Christian ethics, provides excellent and unique opportunities for students who are preparing to apply to law schools after completing their four year degrees. WBU graduates already have a stellar record of admission to law schools, and the addition of the new Pre-law Society will greatly enhance these pre-professional opportunities for our students,” said Perkins.

The society will host speakers and activities for WBU students beginning this fall.

Williams is a Christian, liberal arts university in Walnut Ridge.