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Law, Justice and Culture Institute Inspires Students

The Law, Justice and Culture Institute, held May 19-30, provided worldview training in the Judeo-Christian tradition to Trinity students and students from participating colleges.

The purpose of the annual gathering, which is sponsored by the Center for Law and Culture at Trinity, is to inspire students to serve God faithfully in public life, particularly in the strategic fields of law, government, and politics.

This year’s participating schools and Institute grads include:

Trinity Christian College—Kendall Bruton ’10 of Palos Heights, Illinois; Bradley Martin ’09 of Dover, Pennsylvania; Jaclyn McDole ’11 of Frankfort, Illinois; Andrew Van't Land ’10 of Hull, Iowa; Zachary Vis ’10 of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; Alexander Walsh ’10 of Canton, Connecticut

John Brown University—Jennie Crall, Melissa Gute, Melissa Kaupp, Kendra Rehner
Messiah College—Kacie Morrell      
Olivet Nazarene University—Tammy Galvan         
Spring Arbor University—Natalie Van Dorin        
Trinity International University—David Rabe
University of Virginia—Carli Conklin

The Institute awards three academic credits to students who successfully complete the requirements of the two-week session, during which students attend classes, hear guest speakers, and complete assignments and exams.

The sessions, led by Charlie Emmerich, professor of political science, and various guest lecturers, covered the topics of Law and Justice in Ancient Hebrew Society, “Higher Law” and the U.S. Constitution, Nazism and Natural Law, and Providence and Transcendence.

Students were presented with certificates at a graduation luncheon held on May 30. Guest speaker Andrew J. Toles, Esq., presented “My LJC Institute: A Look Back from 18 Years.”

Special thanks is extended to Hoogendorn & Talbot, LLP; Ruff, Weidenaar & Reidy, Ltd.; and Robert Buikema, Esq. for funding the Institute scholarships.

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