Pre-Law Minor

While there is no single major or pathway that will prepare a student for law school, there are important skills and bodies of knowledge that a student can acquire that will provide a strong foundation for a legal education and a successful career in law. The pre-law minor explores the study of law from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students take a core of required classes that will enhance their critical thinking and analytical abilities as well as provide a better understanding of the law. In addition, students will select elective courses, with the assistance of their advisor, that will further develop their analyzing and problem-solving skills, critical reading ability, communication skills including, written, oral, and listening abilities, research skills, and organization and management skills. The minor is designed for students who plan to attend law school, or for those who desire a career in a closely related legal profession.

Program Requirements

BUS-365BUSINESS LAW I3.00
LAWPT-224INTRODUCTION TO LAW3.00
LAWPT-230LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING I3.00
POLS-101AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT3.00
POLS-345CONSTITUTIONAL LAW3.00
COMM-320PERSUASION3.00
COMM-330PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION3.00
Program Electives
Select 6 credits from the following:6.00
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CRIMINAL LAW
CIVIL LITIGATION
ADVANCED CIVIL LITIGATION
LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II
TORT LAW
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Total Credits27.00

Summary

Program Requirements21
Program Electives6
Total27