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
  • A Flexible Career Funding Program to pursue law-related work experiences during all four years at Conn. 
  • 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 Deborah Brunetti at

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Connecticut College students who wish to keep up-to-date with job postings and internships should emailDeborah Brunetti at to sign up to be a part of the pre-law listserv.