Center for Law and Society
If you know you want to be a lawyer, or are just thinking about it, Cornell College's Center for Law and Society is designed to help you. Through a variety of activities and intentional pre-professional advising, our pre-law students are able to make a sound decision about going to law school after graduation.
Students who are actively involved in the law school admission process also receive direct guidance and support from faculty and staff as they select law schools, apply, and decide where to attend.
Throughout their time on the Hilltop, pre-law students also develop and refine professional skill sets that enable them to be successful in life after college.
Pre-law students complete academic majors across the range of disciplines available on campus. Recent graduates have majored in politics, economics and business, biology, women's studies, English, philosophy, ethnic studies, history, sociology, and kinesiology.
The co-curricular aspects of the Center for Law and Society complement the exceptional liberal arts education at the College. These activities include:
- a nationally competitive mock trial team,
- an undergraduate chapter of Phi Alpha Delta international law fraternity,
- mentoring opportunities with Cornell alumni and friends,
- an on-campus LSAT prep course,
- law-related speakers and workshops, and
- Cornell-sponsored law school tours.
About the Center
Cornell College's liberal arts program, with its emphasis on educating students to read critically, reason effectively, and communicate clearly, has a history of preparing students to succeed in law school and as legal professionals. Consistent with the best advice of law schools themselves, Cornell has no formal "pre-law" major and no specific list of required courses. However, Cornell's Center for Law and Society offers a comprehensive set of resources to guide and prepare students for successful admission to law school and careers in the legal profession.
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