The Piper Center is pleased to support students and alumni interested in careers in the public or private sectors of the legal profession, such as environmental, civil rights, corporate, and criminal law. Through individual coaching appointments, workshops, and opportunities to explore the field, Oles build knowledge of the profession, strengthen professional skills, and build the foundation for a competitive application and a successful future career.
out of the top 10 law schools accepted St. Olaf graduates between 2015 and 2020 (U.S. News and World Report 2020).
Average St. Olaf law applicant LSAT score in 2020 compared to the national average of 153.
of St. Olaf graduates were accepted to law school in 2020 compared to the national average of 71%.
Coaching and Resources
The Piper Center is eager to support you in finding pre-law internships and opportunities. Please stop by the Piper Center anytime during business hours to have an initial conversation with a Peer Advisor. When you are ready to go further and meet with our pre-law career coach Dana Rechtzigel, please schedule an appointment through Handshake.
Piper Center Events
Lawyer in Training
Bolden hopes that a career in transactional law will give her the time and resources she needs to continue doing pro bono work. Eventually, she’d like to assist sustainable development funds in raising capital for renewable energy innovation — a connection that harkens back to her environmental studies major at St. Olaf.Read More
Law & Order
By providing students with strong writing and analytical skills, hands-on legal experience, and a supportive alumni network, St. Olaf College prepares Oles well for a career in law.Explore
St. Olaf to host law school dean for ACE Fellows Program
Once selected, each fellow applies to a host institution where they feel they can learn from the president and their leadership team.Explore
“We all do better when we all do better”
“The value of my liberal arts education was tremendous. It enabled me to adjust and learn, think critically, and envision a future,” Hunter says. “I also made fantastic lifelong friends due in large part to the college’s residential setting and a great football team. CUBE can enhance that experience and help develop students who are going to help us keep getting better down the road.”Learn More