Alumnus earns legal advocacy fellowship

Eli Wade-Scott ’10, who will graduate from Harvard Law School in May, has been awarded a two-year Skadden Fellowship advocating for low-income tenants in Cook County, Illinois whose health is threatened by their landlords' poor building upkeep. Read More

Liberal arts lead Engel back to law

Internships in D.C. and China inspire education reform career

Cornell College senior earns Fulbright scholarship

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.