A Call to Law
Alex Schmitt was hired at Nazarene Bible College one year ago as an Academic Advisor. His role has been to help students when they call. Sometimes they call when things are going right, but more often, they call when there is a need or something has gone wrong. As an advisor, Alex has helped students get set up once they were enrolled, and helped them all along the way.
Because of an exciting adventure ahead of him, Alex’s time as an employee at NBC has come to an end. He will begin further studies pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law.
When asked how he came to want to study law, Alex shared that being a lawyer has been a dream of his since a boy at age 5. “I was very interested in politics and law. As things went along, I was more clearly directed toward law.” After receiving a History degree, with minors in legal studies and theatre from MidAmerica Nazarene University, Alex applied to various schools to enter into their law programs. He was rejected twice and was discouraged but continued to apply for the third time. He was accepted on his third try. “There are only so many seats in law programs.” His biggest hurdle has been waiting to be accepted.
During the waiting time, he has worked at NBC. Alex said that NBC has made him a better student, being on the other side of studies. Alex had worked with children before, but NBC gave him the opportunity to work with adults. “NBC has primed me to help people better down the road as a lawyer.”
Alex loves constitutional law which is based on the two branches, legislative and executive. He explained that constitutional law helps those two branches stay in their lane. “My passion is to find the laws that are not right. Law is imperfect, but it has the capacity to fix itself.”
When asked what Alex liked best about working at NBC, he said “the stories! I’d ask new students what God was doing in their life, and they would answer with amazing stories. I also loved listening to current students open up about what was going on for them.”
When asked about his Christian faith and his decision to pursue law, Alex replied, “We worship a God that has three equals parts: love, justice and mercy. These concepts of mercy and justice are in law. The entire role of a lawyer is to seek justice and to love mercy when you represent someone. I will be able to more genuinely fulfill those aspects of law – mercy and justice – because of my Christian faith.” Micah 6:8 says, “…what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
“I have loved my time at NBC and I am excited about this new thing I get to do -study law.”
His signing off comment to all those he is leaving here at NBC was “don’t forget to love each other.”
Filed Under: Communicator Published: 08/17/2020