Oberlin’s academic rigor and liberal arts curriculum provide an excellent preparation for students considering a career in law.

Law schools express no preference for particular majors, but they want to see engaged students who have challenged themselves with a rigorous, well-rounded course of study. Successful law students tend to be people who not only have a strong academic record, but have compelling non-academic pursuits and who have involved themselves in making a contribution in some aspect of community life.

In the past three years, Oberlin graduates have averaged an 86% percent acceptance rate into law school and have been admitted to some of the most highly regarded law schools in the country: Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, New York University, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, University of California-Berkeley, Georgetown University, and Duke University.

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Oberlin’s pre-law advisor works with alumni and students who are considering a legal career and throughout the law school application process. The advisor also welcomes questions from prospective students or their parents.

The Pre-Law Advisor Can Help

  • determine if law is the right field for you
  • identify academic and experiential pre-law opportunities
  • create a law school application timeline
  • make a study plan for the LSAT
  • evaluate which law schools to apply to
  • review law school application essays
  • review admission packages

Interested in law school? Have questions? Ann Deppman is Oberlin’s pre-law advisor.  
To make an appointment with Ann, send an email to ann.deppman@oberlin.edu or call 440-775-8599.

Faculty and Staff Pre-Law Committee

Students on campus may meet with the following pre-law advisors: