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.

The Future is Bright

(And we’re looking straight toward it!)
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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

The path to your law career In and Beyond the Classroom

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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.

High-Impact Internships

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
Two pre-law students speak with a law maker
RMC students visit the New Hampshire legislature

courses to consider

Explore a range of legal subjects across disciplines.

COMM 303

Communication Law and Ethics

math 120

introduction to logic

Great prep for the LSAT

PSCI 421

Constitutional Law

SOCI 420


BUSN 226


COMM 320




MUSC 221-222

MUSic theory I and II

Great prep for the LSAT

PHIL 212


PSCI 441


PSYC 342


ARCH 320

Archaeology, Art, and Cultural Heritage Ethics and Laws

Opportunities Worth Grabbing

Popular activities and programs among pre-law students
RMC students at a debate

Pre-law society

A student-group, just for those who hope to go to law school.

Ethics Bowl

The yearly competition featuring head-to-head match-ups against other student teams from Virginia, deliberating case studies on an ethics theme.


One of the oldest (and winningest!) organizations at Randolph-Macon, where students fine-tune their debate skills in competition.

From Here To What you can do as a Pre-Law student at RMC

Erin Barr '06

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

Corporate Counsel
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


Active Duty Officer
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps

justin gayle ’05

Deputy Attorney General
Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General

Get Ready Discover Pre-Law at RMC.