Hiram College

Pre-Law Concentration

Traditional Undergraduate

Choose your own path

The field of law is important and exciting. And while Hiram College does not offer an actual pre-law degree, it does provide students with the guidance and coursework necessary to help them gain acceptance to law school after graduating from Hiram. Students choose a variety of majors, such as political science, history and business, to support their path to law school.

Guidance and opportunity

Hiram offers students opportunities to prepare for law school admission. Certain courses, such as American government 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 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.

Hiram faculty are eager to advise students on identifying law schools that are a fit and assisting them in the application processes. The Career Center serves as clearinghouse for application forms, catalogues, handbooks, and other printed materials of use to law school candidates.


Vivien Sandlund Headshot

Vivien Sandlund, Ph.D.

Professor of History,
Pre-Law Advisor