"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." John F. Kennedy, former president of the United States.

Lawrence's rigorous liberal arts curriculum prepares you to make a difference in the world and equips you with a skill set that is especially relevant to careers in government, law, and international affairs. Individuals in this career community often understand historical context, exhibit critical thinking, and display passion for service in a range of contexts, including NGOs, government agencies, think tanks, or within the private sector. 

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Interested in being a lawyer or creating policy reform? Your intellectual development for life in government, law and international affairs can begin in the classroom. The liberal arts can prepare you for a variety of fields regardless of your major. Below is a list of academic pages whose curriculum can help you prepare for life after Lawrence within this interest area.

M = Major, m = Minor, P = Pre-professional Program, IA = Interdisciplinary area, CD = Cooperative Degree Program

For more information on symbols indicating types of study, visit Lawrence's Academics page


Sample Internships Sites

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Learn more about Internships.

Student Organizations.

Learn, experience, and give back.

See Lawrence's Directory of Student Organizations.

Alumni Contacts

Viking Connect is our new online alumni mentoring platform giving you quick access to connect directly with alumni!  These are some of the alumni available for informational interviews.

Schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to learn more about informational interviews or to identify more alumni.

Events and Experiences

Sustainable China
The Sustainable China program is an avenue for students and faculty to deeply engage with contemporary China’s most challenging, most important questions through LU’s unique liberal arts approach.
Timeframe: Fall Term and December Break

Washington Semester - American University
The Washington Semester enables students to participate in a thematic program of study at the American University in Washington, D.C.
Offering Duration: Semester

List, find and record volunteer opportunities on Lawrence GivePulse.
Timeframe: Year round
Wisconsin Law School Expo
Lawrence caravan of students attending!
Timeframe: September

Harrison Symposium
Special opportunity that recognizes the outstanding work done by Lawrence undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences.
Timeframe: Spring Term

LU Research Fellows
As a Lawrence University Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to participate in student-faculty collaborative research, whether it’s with our professors here on campus or with one of our collaborating off-campus programs around the world.
Deadline: Mid-February