Law Students


Director, Law Student Ministries
Director, Attorney Ministries

Director, Institute for Christian Legal Studies

Mike Schutt is the director of CLS Law Student Ministries and of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies (ICLS). ICLS was founded by CLS and Regent University School of Law, where Schutt taught on the law faculty. Mike currently writes, speaks, and teaches on the relationship of lawyers, faith, and culture. He is the author of Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession (InterVarsity Press 2007), a vocational exhortation for law students and lawyers. Before joining the Trinity faculty, Professor Schutt served on the faculty of Regent Law for 20 years. Prior to that, he practiced law in Fort Worth, Texas with Thompson & Knight. He is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.

His other publications include Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Decline of the American Lawyer: Social Engineering, Religion, and the Search for Professional Identity, 30 RUTGERS L. J. 143 (1998) and What's A Nice Christian Like You Doing in a Profession Like This? 11 REGENT U. L. REV. 137 (1998-99). He has also authored supplements on biblical principles for use by his students in the law school classroom. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Christian Legal Thought.

He writes and travels for the Institute for Christian Legal Studies from his home in Mount Pleasant, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Lisa, and their son, Jack. He has two older children who are both married to wonderful spouses. 

Law Students


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Of particular interest to law students:
Cross & Gavel - Volume 4
Dan Kim and Mike Schutt discuss the importance of engaging the law school campus-- and whether it helps to have a CLS law student chapter.
Cross & Gavel Audio - Volume 14
Schutt interviews CLS member Andy Toles, who talks about the lawyer-client relationship in light of our Christian calling.  Andy has some amazing insight into the role of the Christian lawyer.

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