Considering a major in political science, history, or environmental studies on your way to becoming a lawyer? No problem. The paths to law school are many and the great news is that no particular major is preferred by law schools across the country. This gives you the flexibility to pursue what you love on your way to a career in law. Indeed, the rigorous, balanced curriculum at Randolph-Macon provides excellent preparation for law school admissions and a strong foundation for both the study and practice of law. Paired with RMC’s pre-law advising, you’ll be making the right choices and taking the right steps to prepare your way.
law school Admissions
RMC graduates have been admitted to top law schools throughout the country, including:
- Harvard University
- The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
- Vanderbilt University
- Duke University
- Wake Forest University
- University of Virginia
- American University
- Howard University
- College of William and Mary
- Washington and Lee University
- University of Richmond
- George Mason University
advising and mentorshiP
Randolph-Macon’s pre-law advisor works with you one-on-one to assist with planning relevant coursework; preparing for the LSAT; and identifying and applying to schools that best fit your strengths and interests.
RMC graduates are admitted to a variety of top law schools where they have received full tuition scholarships and pursued legal careers in private practice; the military; as prosecutors and defense attorneys; congressional staff members; and federal and state government attorneys.
Josh Quinn, Director of Professional Development at the Edge Career Center, serves as pre-law advisor.
As a student on the pre-law track, relevant and interesting internships come from a variety of RMC majors and include opportunities at:
- The Hanover (VA) General District Court
- The Virginia General Assembly
- The U.S. House of Representatives
- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Communication Law and Ethics
introduction to logic
Great prep for the LSAT
LAW AND SOCIETY
MUSic theory I and II
Great prep for the LSAT
PSYCHOLOGY AND LEGAL ISSUES
Archaeology, Art, and Cultural Heritage Ethics and Laws
A student-group, just for those who hope to go to law school.
The yearly competition featuring head-to-head match-ups against other student teams from Virginia, deliberating case studies on an ethics theme.
FRANKLIN DEBATING SOCIETY
One of the oldest (and winningest!) organizations at Randolph-Macon, where students fine-tune their debate skills in competition.
Erin Barr ’06
Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
“At Randolph-Macon, I was able to participate in a variety of activities, clubs, and intramural sports on top of exploring different academic areas and having access to many different real-world internships. This widened my world view and enabled me to see things from many different perspectives which is an invaluable skill in my career as a prosecutor.”
Hannelore Witt Taylor ’17
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
jami-reese robertson ’22
Candidate for a J.D.
University of Richmond Law School
neil Bridge ’02
Senior Advisor to the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate Front Office
Department of Homeland Security US Citizenship and Immigration Services
KRYSTIN HUSZ ’12
Active Duty Officer
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps
justin gayle ’05
Deputy Attorney General
Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General