Developing the appropriate skills and knowledge for law school and future law practice can come from a variety of sources, and an interdisciplinary and liberal arts background is useful in building necessary analytical thinking, research and writing skills. The Pre-Law program at HWS provides extensive counseling for pre-law students throughout their undergraduate years as well as assistance with the law school application process.

Cornell 3+3

HWS students can earn their bachelor’s degree at the Colleges and their law degree from Cornell University. The Law Early Admissions Program (LEAP) is a “3+3” joint degree framework that allows participating HWS students to complete their undergraduate and legal education in six years rather than the typical seven. Learn more >>


NPR's Sydell '83 on Facts and Disinformation

SydellThis month, Laura Sydell '83, former digital culture correspondent for National Public Radio, will discuss her new work in progress, a solo theatre piece at the Bay Area performance space The…
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Blackwell Award

RBGThe children of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will accept the Elizabeth Blackwell Award on their mother's behalf. In recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievements…
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Crotty '93 Runs for Manhattan District Attorney

Crotty LizLiz Crotty '93 has entered the race to become Manhattan's next District Attorney. Liz Crotty '93 is running to be Manhattan's next District Attorney (DA). Having worked on both sides…
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Quarterman '22 Holds Canandaigua City Court Internship

Quaterman Alicia  KColton-00034As an intern for Canandaigua City Court, Alicia Quarterman '22 observed criminal court every morning, where cases ranged from various misdemeanors to felony charges. From learning about court proceedings, to…
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Cornell Law School Info Session for HWS Students

Coxe Hall Quad beautyHobart and William Smith undergraduates are invited to attend an information session about the Law Early Admissions Program (LEAP) on Saturday, Oct. 10. Following a 2019 memorandum of understanding, Hobart…
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