Oberlin Law Scholars Program
Introduction | Components | Objectives | Requirements & Details | Current
- To attract students interested in law to Oberlin through visible institutional support for students interested in law school and by showcasing student successes.
- To strengthen preparation and support for students interested in law, allowing students to assess whether law is the right direction for them, and resulting in more students/graduates gaining acceptance to and attending top law schools.
- To provide Oberlin students with an opportunity to prepare for and compete in regional/national mock trial competitions.
- To develop a peer community of students interested in the study of law in preparation for a wide range of careers.
As a result of the program, Oberlin Law Scholars will be able to clarify their interest in law, and:
- Apply critical thinking, analytical and research skills to law.
- Demonstrate the oral and written communication skills of oral advocacy, legal writing, and general presentation skills.
- Understand the law and the judicial process.
- Strengthen their ability to work in teams, as well as independently.
- Build a resume of solid, law-related experience.
- Position themselves for admittance to top law schools.
- Build long-term mentoring relationships with Alumni Associates.
Staff and Faculty Responsibilities
The coordination and implementation of the program will be a collaborative effort of:
- Ronald Kahn, Director of the Oberlin Law Scholars Program, James Monroe Professor of Politics and Law, and Chair of the Law and Society Major at Oberlin College
- Richard Berman, Director of the Career Center, and Coordinating Pre-Law Advisor for Oberlin
- Faculty, staff, and alumni provide additional support for the program