Alumni and students connecting at the 2016 Ole Law event sponsored by the Piper Center.

The Piper Center supports 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.

Whether you are wondering about pre-law, just starting to explore legal careers, wanting to know more about how to gain experience through pre-law internships and other opportunities, wanting to tap into the alumni network for career conversations, or are preparing to apply for law school, we’re here to help. You can click on the “Explore”, “Prepare” or “Apply” tabs below for basic information. Then please stop by the Piper Center anytime during business hours to have an initial conversation with a Peer Advisor. When you are ready to explore what’s next, meet with our pre-law career coach Leslie Moore by scheduling an appointment through Handshake.


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%.

Upcoming Pre-Law Events

Click Here for Fall 2022 Events (be sure to uncheck “St. Olaf” under “Host” once you get to Handshake to see all events)

Pre-Law Internships and Experiences