Ask a law school admissions dean "What is the best academic preparation for law school?" and the answer invariably will be "A well-rounded liberal arts curriculum."
There are no required courses for law school, but at Connecticut College, you'll obtain the verbal and written communication skills, logical reasoning and critical thinking abilities, organizational and analytical skills, broad understanding of human nature and behaviors, and a global perspective that law schools desire.
Connecticut College graduates are among those attending U.S. News & World Report's Top 25 Law Schools (as of Fall 2016) including:
The University of Michigan
Harvard Law School
Emory University School of Law
New York University School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Northwestern University School of Law
Vanderbilt Law School, University of California- Berkeley
Duke University School of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Washington University School of Law
Columbia University School of Law
If you are thinking about pursuing a law career, you should know that Connecticut College provides extensive services to help pre-law students achieve their goals, including:
A chance to meet with admission representatives at regional law school fairs to which Connecticut College students are invited
Individual appointments with the pre-law adviser
Guest speakers, including practicing attorneys to discuss law practice
Pre-law student email newsletter, with updates on law school admission issues and law-related activities
The Connecticut College Network, for students to discuss law school and law practice with Connecticut College alumni who are lawyers and judges
Reference letter service to store letters of recommendation for law school
Law-related resource books such as the "Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools," "The Big Orange Book of Real LSATs," "The Law School Buzz Book," "Cracking the LSAT," "The Law School Survival Guide," "Best 159 Law Schools" and "Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms," plus the resources available through Shain Library
There are numerous opportunities for our pre-law students to bolster their admission profiles by pursuing extracurricular activities, including community service experience through the Office of Volunteers for Community Service and sports, as well as participation in one of the College's four academic center certificate programs.
For more information about pre-law advising, contact pre-law adviser Cheryl Banker '06 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for the pre-law listserv
Connecticut College students who wish to keep up-to-date with job postings and internships should email Cheryl Banker ’06 email@example.com to sign up to be a part of the pre-law listserv.
Cheryl obtained her bachelor of arts in history from Connecticut College and has been in career services since 1994. In addition to experience in employer relations and program development and management, Cheryl acts as the pre-law and pre-business adviser, liaison to the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts, CISLA, and oversees our CamelLink development and management. She is a lifelong resident of North Stonington, Conn., loves to cycle, and is a certified ASA and NFHS softball umpire. "Play ball!"
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Handshake is the centralized resource for events and activities and is where appointments with Career Advisers and Career Fellows can be made. During the academic year, Career Fellows may be available for appointments outside of the 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. timeframe. Employer events may also be held outside of standard office hours.