Small group tools for law students
This page has has links to a variety of Bible studies that may be useful in your small group.
Steve Hinkle, an InterVarsity staffer at Duke, mentions two or three reasons that Christian students should gather on campus. The recommended discussion focuses on the “shaping influence of the American law school,” the task of keeping God at the center of one’s vision of lawyering, and the courage necessary to engage our peers in the legal academy.
Rich Sicard, an InterVarsity staffer for the last decade at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, asks about the doubts that law students have when we begin to ask ourselves, “What I am doing here?” Have you ever wondered how you got yourself in this mess and if God really wants you in law school or law practice? Here’s an opportunity to discuss it with your classmates and consider some of the provocative questions that Rich raises, such as “Is the law big enough for you?” and “Will you practice law in heaven?”
BOOKS & ARTICLES: LEADER and DISCUSSION GUIDES
Michael P. Schutt, Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession
Joseph G. Allegretti, The Lawyer’s Calling
Harold Berman, Faith & Order: The Reconciliation of Law and Religion
Jeffrey C. Tuomala, Christ’s Atonement as the Model for Civil Justice
Craig A. Stern, The Common Law and the Religious Foundations of the Rule of Law Before Casey
MOVIE DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR LAW STUDENTS:
The Unknown Girl (2016)
The Dardenne Brothers’ The Unknown Girl is currently available on Netflix. Have your group watch the movie and then use this discussion guide to lead a conversation.