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.

Profile of an Obie Lawyer: Joanne Lee '15, Yale Law School '18

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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.

Interested in law school or have questions about the application process? Schedule a Zoom appointment (Graduate School > Considering/Applying to Law School) with Dustin Evatt-Young, Oberlin's pre-law advisor. 

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