- Residential Life
- Student Activities & Organizations
- Student Counseling Services
- Student Disability Services
- Student Health Services
- Student Wellness
- Think S.A.F.E. Project
- Student Leadership
- Career Guidance/CELS
- Dean of the College
- Religious & Spiritual Life
- Advising & Mentoring
- Campus Safety
- The Women's Center
- Unity House
- LGBTQ Center
Ask a law school admissions dean "What is the best academic preparation for law school?" The answer invariably will be "A well-rounded liberal arts curriculum."
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 global perspective that law schools desire. There are no required courses for law school.
In recent years, the acceptance rate for our graduates applying to law school is about 80 percent, with individuals being accepted to top law schools such as the University of California-Berkeley, Cornell, Northwestern, the University of Michigan, Georgetown, the University of Pennsylvania, Duke, UCLA and the University of Virginia.
If you are thinking about pursuing a law career, Connecticut College provides extensive services for its pre-law students to help them realize their dream of practicing law, including:
- A chance to meet with admissions representatives at regional law school fairs to which Connecticut College students are invited.
- Workshops on Preparing for Law School, Applying to Law School and Developing the Law School Personal Statement
- Individual advising 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 admissions issues and law-related activities
- An Alumni Network for students to discuss law school and law practice with Connecticut College alumni who are lawyers and judges
- A funded internship program to pursue law-related work during the summer after a student's junior year
- Reference letter service to store letters of recommendation for law school
- A library with law-related books such as the Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools, The Big Orange Book of Real LSAT’s, 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
There are numerous opportunities for our pre-law students to bolster their admissions profiles by pursuing extracurricular activities, community service experience through the Office of Volunteers for Community Service, sports and participation in one of the College's four academic center certificate programs.
For more information about pre-law advising, contact Cheryl Banker '06.
Cheryl Banker, Pre-Law Adviser
Office of Career Enhancing Life Skills - CELS
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196