Build your professional network early
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International builds camaraderie
Tour law firms
Cornell alumni open their law firms for students to see
See what law school is really like
Take tours of law schools around the country
Dine with local attorneys
Lawyers share the ins and outs of being a legal professional today
Cornell hosts mock trial invitational
Teams from across the country travel to Mount Vernon to compete
Recognized as outstanding attorneys and witnesses
Mock trial team members earn accolades at mock trial tournaments each year
Connect with law alumni
Cornell's alumni network, mentor, and engage pre-law students throughout the year
Debate the issues
Pre-law students engage in academic discussions on legal problems
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.