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 >>


Sands ’89 Provides Advice for Struggling Businesses

covid-19-pandemic-JSandsJeff Sands ’89 knows what it’s like to lose everything. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, he lost his home, neighborhood and business, and was forced to…
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Stern ’58, LL.D. ’74 Publishes First Novel

Stern-Herbert-bookHonorary Trustee Hebert J. Stern ’58, P’03, LL.D. ’74 has written his first novel, Wolf, a look at Adolf Hitler’s rise to power through an historical fiction lens. With co-author…
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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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