Creativity and law? It’s not the stretch it might appear to be. Creativity and innovation are essential for pre-law courses, law students and lawyers. That’s why law schools seek students with strong liberal arts backgrounds.
Preparation for Law School
Pre-law is not a major at Hollins. Students who want to go on to law school can major in anything they like. Still, Hollins recommends taking an array of courses that will help build a solid foundation for law school. Students will find courses that emphasize reading, comprehension, analysis, and writing useful. Our advisors help students find pre-law courses that will best prepare them to get into, and thrive in, law school.
What Our Graduates Say
Begin to Think Like a Lawyer
The education I received at Hollins prepared me richly for the challenges I would face as a law student. The dynamic courses offered by the political science department taught me invaluable analytical and research skills — tools that I used daily in law school and that have served me well as a practicing attorney.Tiffany Marshall Graves, University of Virginia School of Law graduate, pro bono counsel, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Develop Skills to Excel in Law School
My professors, coursework, and internships through Hollins developed the academic and practical skills necessary for me to excel in law school and beyond. The professors challenged me to produce my best work, the classes were varied and engaging, and my internships allowed me to make professional connections that are still benefiting me today.Lauren Earley, Georgetown University Law Center
Gain Confidence, Communicate Effectively
My distinction as a women’s college graduate gave me the tools to excel in law school and to set myself apart from my Ivy League-adorned law school classmates. Hollins gave me a confident voice, a dedication to embodying female leadership, and the skills to deftly navigate the competitive legal job market.Elysse Stolpe, University of Virginia School of Law