The legal studies minor is not only seen as a “pre-law” curriculum, but functions as a group of interdisciplinary courses that teach students the role of law and legal institutions in our society. Some students who are continuing on to law school may combine a traditional academic major with a minor in Legal Studies.
The legal studies minor is offered as part of the criminal justice program and provides students with a solid conceptual framework to begin exploring the law, which can be a first step toward preparing for a career in a variety of legal fields or which can complement a variety of other majors.
To earn a legal studies minor, students must successfully complete 18 hours of course work in legal issues, criminal justice, judicial process, constitutional law, legal research and writing, and trial advocacy.
More information is available in the "Criminal Justice" section of the academic catalog. Contact Judy Abbott for more information.