Solomon Oliver

Solomon Oliver, Jr. ('69), Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, presented “Shoring up the Constitution: The Legacy of the African-American Lawyer and the Quest for Equality" at the 2016 Constitution Day Lecture. 



The Pre-Law Advising Program prepares students for law school, and eventual legal careers. As both law schools and the American Bar Association point out, there is no single "set" curriculum for the pre-law student. Accordingly, the pre-law advising program is a resource for any student interested in law, whatever their major.

Pre-Law Advising sponsors informational sessions, hosts a sanctioned regional moot court tournament, presents lectures from nationally noted legal scholars, and offers other such events. Unsurprisingly, Wooster graduates are successful gaining admission to law schools across the country, including some of the best schools in the nation.

Pre-Law Advising Session

“What It Is Really Like in Law School and How it Differs from College” featuring alumni Michele Ring (’13), 3L at Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Halden Schwallie (’11), Law Clerk at United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; Jennifer Woloschyn (‘06), Assistant Professor at the University of Akron Law School; and moderated by Mike Ruttinger (’05), Attorney at Tucker Ellis LLP.  This session will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Scovel Hall, Room 100 and is open to all students with an interest in a law–related career.


Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law

The College of Wooster’s Pre-Law Advising Program is pleased to announce that Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law will present the Twentieth Annual Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law. This lecture will be held on Monday, April 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Scheide Music Center, Gault Recital Hall. A dessert reception will precede this event.  Read more