Career Services - Law Schools Where Bowdoin Graduates Enrolled

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In a typical year, approximately 65 Bowdoin graduates apply to law school. About one-quarter are members of the senior class; the remaining are alumni/ae who have been out of Bowdoin one year or more. Typically, over 85% of applicants from Bowdoin College are admitted to one or more law schools. This compares with about 65% nationwide.*

Many seniors choose to pursue paralegal or related work directly after college to test the waters before committing to three years of law school. In previous years, graduates have worked in education, science, nonprofits, business, politics, and in law firms as paralegals prior to applying to law school.

Graduates of Bowdoin are well represented among the ranks of law students nationwide. The following is a list of law schools at which they are enrolled:

  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston University School of Law
  • College of William & Mary
  • Columbia University School of Law
  • Cornell University School of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Georgetown University School of Law
  • Harvard Law School
  • New York University School of Law
  • Northwestern University Law School
  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • University of Pittsburgh Law School
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • University of Wisconsin School of Law
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Vermont Law School
  • Yale University School of Law

*Source: Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Prelaw Advisor Action Reports, 1997-2004.