St. Robert Bellarmine Pre-Law Society

Join the St. Robert Bellarmine Pre-Law Society

cas_pre_law_students_2The St. Robert Bellarmine Pre-Law Society is open to all undergraduate students interested in a law career. If you are considering law school you are encouraged to join. There will also be sessions offered on how to prepare your Personal Statement and about LSAT Prep Courses.

Members will have access to regularly scheduled events during the academic year including the Law School Fair and Law School Admissions Panel Discussions. Guest Speakers are often recent Fairfield University alumni who are attending or have attended law school and have embarked on careers in law. Members will have the opportunity to establish relationships with alumni attorneys and obtain internships. There will also be sessions offered on how to prepare your Personal Statement and LSAT Prep Courses.

Mission Statement of the St. Robert Bellarmine Pre-Law Society:

  • To involve students from their arrival at Fairfield as freshmen through senior year in events that promotes their interest in a law career.
  • To establish connections between lawyer alumni and students.
  • To provide assistance to students in preparing their applications to law school.
  • To advise student about the availability of programs supported by the University to aid in their preparation for the LSATS and to arrange for their participation.

To join, contact Professor Sharlene A. McEvoy at or ext. 2836. Obtain your membership card from Career Planning in the Kelley Center, which will admit you to Bellarmine Society events.

About Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)
Saint Robert Bellarmine was an Italian theologian, cardinal, Doctor of the Church, and a principal influence in the Counter Reformation. His full name was Robert Francesco Romolo Bellarmino. He joined the Jesuits (1560) and taught at Louvain (1569-76) and at the Roman College (1576). In 1599 he was made cardinal and from 1601 to 1605 he was archbishop of Capua. His theological works (in Latin) were polemical and widely noticed. His three-volume Disputationes de Controversiis Christianae Fidei (1586-93), the most lucid modern exposition of Catholic doctrine, called forth many Protestant replies. As Jesuits nearly always were, Cardinal Bellarmine was uncompromisingly ultramontane. He was an admirer of Galileo and a moderating influence at his trial. His devotional works have been translated frequently into English. Pope Pius XI canonized him in 1930 and declared him a Doctor of the Church the following year. His feast day is May 13.

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