Can a career in law, government, and public policy honor God and make a difference in your nation?
That’s the question the young men and women that attend Areté Academy explore.
Areté Academy is a one-week training program, designed by Alliance Defending Freedom for university students and recent graduates who are interested in future careers in law, government, business, and public policy. It provides biblical worldview training with specialized professional development.
Areté attendees, called “Delegates,” learn about the U.S. legal system, constitutional jurisprudence, natural law principles, and American history. They also come away with practical techniques on how to survive and thrive in law school and beyond. It’s an experience that challenges these students spiritually, intellectually, and relationally.
But don’t just take my word for it. Over 800 students have participated in Areté Academy so far, and here is what a few Delegates have said about the program:
"After participating in Areté Academy this summer, I walked away with a great deal of tools to help kick start my vision of working in law. Not only did I receive invaluable guidance from the faculty and staff, but I also received very practical tools to help me choose a career path. I feel much more prepared to venture into the plan God has in mind for me."
– Nathan, Taylor University
"My time at Areté Academy is an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. It was encouraging to be surrounded by young, intelligent, and faithful Christians who share the same passions and interests as me. The staff and mentors were living proof that Christianity can not only survive, but thrive in the legal field."
– Kelsey, Grove City College
"Areté Academy was an absolutely wonderful experience. It was so encouraging to be surrounded by such a strong community of believers who all experienced similar struggles trying to defend the truth on campus and in public discourse. I left the program feeling inspired, connected, equipped, and with a deep sense of gratitude."
– Danielle, University of Arizona
"Areté confirmed my vocational calling to law, introduced me to accomplished and like-minded peers, and gave me incredible access to brilliant scholars."
– Alexandra, The King's College
"Areté taught me a great deal about constructing a worldview which maintains truth to faith while engaging in political expression. And the real world experience of Areté staff and faculty, combined with the genuine love they offer, definitely makes the experience worth it."
– Toni, Princeton University
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