Hiram students are encouraged to seek advice about law school and the legal profession from Professor John Koritansky of the political science department. 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 or those in American Constitutional law, are normally selected by the preponderance of law school candidates not only at Hiram but elsewhere. Professor Koritansky can also provide helpful advice towards a student’s deciding intelligently and realistically where to apply.
At their own initiative and under the auspices of the pre-law adviser, 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.
The offices of both Professor Koritansky and Kathryn Craig, Director of the Career Center, serve as clearing houses for application forms, catalogues, handbooks, and other printed materials of use to law school candidates.