Why Law? We believe that God calls Christians to serve in every area of culture, including law and government. By training leaders to communicate effectively, Christian students will be equipped to excel in their sphere of influence because they carry the truth and glory of God.
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Ph.D in Government & International Studies, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Frank Guliuzza is one of the most experienced pre-law advisors in the nation. He is a member of the Pre-Law Advisors’ National Council where he previously served as the Chairman. He is also on the board of the American Moot Court Association and is the president of the American Mock Trial Association. As an expert in Constitutional Law, Dr. Guliuzza has been published on the First Amendment, the separation of church and state, and the role of Christians in political activism. The American Political Science Association recognized him four times for “Outstanding Teaching in Political Science.” He developed the building block approach to law school admissions which he presents to pre-law advisors nationally.
At PHC, Dr. Guliuzza serves as the Academic Dean, coach of the moot court and mock trial teams, and professor of government classes at all levels of the Government major. As pre-law advisor, every student he has coached in the moot court and mock trial programs who applied to law school after graduation has been admitted.
In moot court, students simulate appellate advocacy and hone their understanding and articulation of Constitutional law and Supreme Court precedent. Coached by Dr. Michael Farris and Dr. Frank Guliuzza, the Patrick Henry moot court team has won nine of the last twelve national titles in the American Moot Court Association as well as the title of World Champions in the 2016 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Tournament.
The mock trial program prepares students to enter the worlds of both civil and criminal trial advocacy. Students develop knowledge of the legal procedures as well as critical thinking and clear articulation of legal argumentation.
Dr. Guliuzza provides unmatched preparation for the LSAT. PHC students have access to a deeply discounted commercial preparation class, as well as receiving Dr. Guliuzza’s personal instruction and practice LSAT offerings. Students who complete the course have increased their scores from 7 to 12 points.
“Moot Court is the single most beneficial experience for anyone contemplating law school. Thanks to Constitutional Law and Moot Court, I entered law school already knowing how to read legal opinions and think like a lawyer. I was also comfortable standing in front of judges and arguing in open court. These experience were absolutely invaluable.”
-- Holly Vrandenburgh | 2009