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.
|LEGL 359||Constitutional Law||3|
|LEGL 320||Internat Law & Human Rights||3|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Amer Poltics & Hlth Care Pol|
|Substantive Criminal Law|
|Procedural Criminal Law|