Pre-Law

91%: Cornell's five-year law school acceptance rate

Jose De La Torre '17 did his best to try everything Cornell College had to offer. He earned degrees in both international relations and political science, held leadership roles in a variety of student groups, held two work-study positions, and studied abroad.

His ability to try things on the block plan helped him on his path to law school.

“Everyone was always rooting for me, my education, academic, and future goals,” De La Torre said.

The support from everyone at Cornell helped him find a position at a law firm, where he is currently working and will continue to work as he pursues his juris doctor degree.

Pre-Law at Cornell

As a pre-law student at Cornell, you’ll meet with pre-law advisors who will guide you on courses, LSAT prep, internships, and law school applications. You’ll also have the chance to explore law as a career through one or more of the many opportunities provided by the career coaches at the Berry Career Institute: career tours, job shadowing, and speaking to Cornell alumni who practice law at various networking events.

You can hone your debate skills on our mock trial team while faculty challenge you to refine your critical thinking and logical reasoning. And you’ll be able to express your thoughts while in conversation (or in a heated debate) as well as in writing. That’s the beauty of attending a liberal arts college.

“Because a lawyer’s work involves most aspects of our complex society, a broad liberal arts curriculum is the preferred preparation for law school.” - The Law School Admission Council

You can prepare for law school at Cornell while majoring in one (or two!) of our many liberal arts programs.