Pre-Law

Hiram students are encouraged to seek advice about law school and the legal profession from the pre-law advisor. Pre-law students at Hiram College may select from several different programs of study. They may complete a traditional four-year degree in any major such as English, History, Political Science, or Crime. Law and Justice Studies. They may instead complete the 3+3 BA/JD program, which allows eligible students to enter one of three law schools after completing three years at Hiram College. The law schools are:

  • The University of Akron School of Law,
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Hiram College does not identify any specific package of courses as preparation for law school because there are a variety of courses and fields of study through which students can acquire the skills necessary to achieve success in law. Advice can be very helpful, though, in assisting students who have set their sights on law school in planning their curriculum and preparing to take the law school application examination. Certain courses, for example American government, history of the Supreme Court, logic, or those in American constitutional law, are normally selected by the preponderance of law school candidates not only at Hiram but elsewhere. At their own initiative and under the auspices of the pre-law advisor, Hiram students have formed their own pre-law club, which has the authority to request funds from student government in order to sponsor various activities. These include excursions to pre-law “caravans” at neighboring schools to meet representatives from law schools and on-campus gatherings with current law students and practicing lawyers, judges, and paralegals.

Hiram College's Career Center has various materials of use to law school candidates.