Equipping and Service
Christian Legal Society seeks to encourage Christian law students to reach out to their campuses and communities with the love of Christ. After all, if we see our legal gifts as given to us for the benefit of others, one of our critical tasks will be identifying those “others” that might benefit from what we have.
One of the primary means of loving our campus is to proclaim truth as it applies to law and legal institutions. Inviting speakers, hosting panels, and sponsoring programs that focus on true justice, the rule of law, or the source of freedom are great ways to reach your campus with the good news of Christ.
As you think about how your fellowship might serve as a unit, consider these examples from law student and attorney fellowships:
- Law students have legal gifts that can be used to serve the poor and needy through local Christian Legal Aid programs;
- Your fellowship may work with other groups on campus to host a panel on justice or host lawyers who tell their stories about how their faith traditions have influenced their law practice;
- Law students serve their classmates by serving them on campus by offering outlines, donuts and coffees, prayer, and free lunch at events;
- Your community might sponsor a charity event or project that others on campus could join, such as Angel Tree, Shoes for Orphan Soles, Operation Christmas Child, soup kitchen service days, food pantry collections, and the like;
- Law students might offer their services as a speakers to local schools for Law Day, Constitution Day, and other events, or simply adopt a classroom;
- Your group might adopt a highway; or
- You could raise funds for the family of a classmate or colleague in need.
Your group should think globally, too. It is no accident that attorneys and law students are at the forefront of justice ministries around the world, from anti-human-trafficking efforts, to anti-slavery missions and other global justice initiatives.
Christian Legal Society has a vision to see lawyers and law students transformed as they seek to serve Christ in and through ordinary law practice and study. This mission is carried out by encouraging lawyers and law students to gather, to grow spiritually, to think faithfully about their vocations, and to serve well with their legal gifts.
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