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 >>


Alum Connection Lands Law Internships

LionWhen they began looking for internship opportunities, Ashley Mitrow ’22 and Joshua Hylkema ’21 made the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education an early stop. Through the work…
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HWS and Cornell Establish Law Program

Campus1A new memorandum of understanding will enable Hobart and William Smith students to earn their bachelor’s degree at the Colleges and their law degree from Cornell University. Signed this semester,…
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ABA Honors Ehrlich ’80 for Pro Bono Legal Work

Marc Ehrlich1Marc S. Ehrlich ’80 was one of only five recipients of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publica Award, given this year at a ceremony in San Francisco. Ehrlich, the…
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Stolar Address on Constitution Day

Constitution Day Speaker Martin R. Stolar.During the 2019 Constitution Day lecture, Marty Stolar discussed his career as a civil rights and criminal defense attorney. Stolar has represented thousands of arrested protestors and demonstrators representing movements…
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Driftwood Spurs Hong Kong Gathering

Hong Kong GroupWhen a colleague brought a battered piece of wood into the office of Associate Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations Jared Weeden ’91, he was initially puzzled. “It had…
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