Pre-Law Advising at Ohio State

For most students at Ohio State, the college where your major is located will determine who your Pre-Law Advisor is.  These advisors have knowledge of what law schools are looking for in potential candidates and are available to work with students on how best to prepare for law school.  

Contact the individual listed in your college or academic unit to schedule an appointment. If your college is not listed below, please contact Kevin Freeman, Pre-Law Coordinator at to be connected with a Pre-Law Advisor.

College of Arts and Sciences (ASC)

ASC Advising and Academic Services

Ryan Heitkamp, 614-292-6961
100 Denney Hall

ASC Honors Program

Rachel Steele, 614-292-5104
3180 Smith Laboratory

Department of Political Science

Charles Smith, 614-292-2880
2140 Derby Hall

Politics, Society, and Law (PSL) Scholars

Kevin Freeman, JD, 614-247-7821
3114 Smith Laboratory

Fisher College of Business

Business majors should meet with their academic advisor to begin the Pre-Law advising process
Fisher COB Directory

College of Engineering

Barry Tolchin, 614-292-5103
244 Hitchcock

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

College Academic Counseling

Paul Heimberger, 614-292-6891
100H Agricultural Administration Building

School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)

Amanda Laser, 614-247-7829
261 Kottman Hall

John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Chris Adams, 614-247-2512
110C Page Hall

College of Social Work

Andrea Severson, 614-292-7488
306C Stillman Hall

OSU - Lima Campus

Sean Boley, 567-242-7510
Student Services Center, 4240 Campus Drive

OSU - Mansfield Campus

Chris Cover Paterson, 419-755-4135
104C Riedl Hall, 1760 University Drive

OSU - Marion Campus

Shellie Shirk, 740-725-6214
100 Maynard Hall, 1461 Mt. Vernon Ave

OSU - Newark Campus

Jared Stearns, 740-366-9333
1075 Founders Hall, 1179 University Drive