Pre-law majors at George Fox study in a Christian university environment that integrates faith with learning.

Preparing for Law School

The key to becoming a good lawyer is a good undergraduate degree rich in the liberal arts. Law school will teach you the law, but first you need an education preparing you for everything else a good lawyer does: understanding the practical contexts of legal issues, thinking precisely, communicating with clients and courts, and being a servant leader to all kinds of people.

At George Fox you can choose from many majors, pursue extracurricular interests ranging from the arts to athletics, add electives and do an internship. You can complete a minor or perhaps even a second major, and attend law-related events on campus. All of these enhance your chances of getting into a great law school and becoming an excellent lawyer.

Pre-law Advisor: Ron Mock

You will design your undergraduate experience with pre-law advisor Ron Mock, a graduate of one of America’s most prestigious law schools. Mock, an associate professor of politics and peace studies, joined George Fox’s faculty in 1985. He teaches Introduction to Law, Business Law, and Constitutional Law, plus courses in political science, conflict resolution, community mediation, and peace theory. He also taught legal writing at the University of Detroit Law School.

Mock earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, ranked among the nation’s top 10 law schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2014). He holds a BA in history and political science/international studies from George Fox University and an MPA from Drake University.

For more information, contact Pre-law Advisor Ron Mock at 503-554-2680 or rmock@georgefox.edu

Some of the law schools George Fox graduates have attended

  • Cornell University School of Law
  • George Washington University Law School
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University Law School
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • University of Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Iowa School of Law
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • University of Minnesota School of Law
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Washington University Law School in St. Louis
  • Willamette University College of Law

Request more information about the pre-law program at George Fox University or schedule a visit to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

Student Experiences

Ron Davis, Harvard Law School graduate (JD) George Fox philosophy and history major (’02)

“My George Fox education expanded my worldview, stimulated my curiosity and taught me the art of disciplined, thoughtful inquiry. More uniquely, my professors helped me deconstruct and reconstruct my worldview in an open, supportive, caring Christian environment that welcomed intellectual pursuits as God-honoring, rather than as a threat to established orthodoxies.”

- Ron Davis, Harvard Law School graduate (JD) George Fox philosophy and history major (’02)

Points of Distinction

Broad curriculum

Students take a liberal-arts curriculum that helps broaden perspectives and contributes to an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of society. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview where faith is integrated with learning.

Faculty expertise

Our professors are current in their fields and care about each student who comes through the door. Instructors are accessible both inside and outside the classroom.

Why George Fox?

Christ-centered community

Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.

Global opportunities

Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad. That ranks in the top 60 out of 1,800 American colleges!

Small classes

Our 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get to know your professors on a personal level.

National recognition

George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.