• Pre-Law

    Law schools want students with strong writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills, which Hamline students may develop through any of our undergraduate programs.

    Hamline provides a unique combination of opportunities for students interested in attending law school. Our Legal Studies Department offers a major, minor, and an American Bar Association-approved paralegal certificate, all of which provide students with a strong foundation for pursuing graduate study in law. We also have a nationally competitive mock-trial program and many other opportunities for students to learn through doing, including service-learning and internships. 

    Hamline offers majors and certificates in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Justice, Conflict Studies, and Forensic Sciences and a dual major in Legal Studies and Women’s Studies, through which students may explore justice from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Our partnership with Mitchell Hamline School of Law* provides additional benefits, including access to the law library, court visits, and law-related conferences and speakers. Undergraduate students may also pursue  our Law School Early Admission Program with the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and make connections with law students, faculty, and admissions personnel early in their education.

    For questions about Hamline's pre-law resources, contact Professor Stephen Arnott at 651-523-2582 or email to sarnott01@hamline.edu.

    Additional Pre-Law Resources

    The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required to attend most law schools. The following websites provide information on LSAT review courses:

  • News

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    Legal Studies Professor Leondra Hanson presented to the Minnesota Legal Career Professionals about how to facilitate and lead difficult conversations about sexual harassment in workplaces and law firms.

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    Legal Studies Professor Leondra Hanson gave an interview on KARE 11 TV's Breaking the News about Harvey Weinstein and the barriers to reporting sexual harassment claims.


  • *Hamline University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), maintains an affiliation and collaborative relationship with Mitchell | Hamline School of Law, an autonomous law school created by the combination of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law and which is separately accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).