Legal Studies Program

The Legal Studies minor consists of 9 required credits and 9 elective credits, chosen from a list of approved courses. The coursework prepares students for the academic rigor of law school and the legal profession, well grounded in the liberal arts tradition. It emphasizes critical thinking and communication (oral and written), in the context of contemporary legal scholarship and a Christian worldview.

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) does not prescribe a particular curriculum for students planning to attend law school, but pays great deference to the value of a liberal arts education. A Legal Studies minor would provide this foundation, but it is not a requirement.

The Political Science & Legal Studies program also works with student groups to offer activities, internships, and speakers that will help prepare students for law school. These may include meetings about applying for law school, LSAT exam preparation, and moot court or mock trial.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses
LEGL 359Constitutional Law3
LEGL 150Jurisprudence3
LEGL 320Internat Law & Human Rights3
Minor Electives
Select three of the following:9
Environmental Law
Amer Poltics & Hlth Care Pol
Comparative Politics
Substantive Criminal Law
Procedural Criminal Law
Total Hours18