Law Studies (Minor)


The purpose of the Law Studies Program is to prepare students for a career in the legal profession, whether it be as an attorney, judge, paralegal, or other position related to the field of law.  To this end, the Law Studies Program offers the following services for students:

  • Information on law schools, including catalogs and applications;
  • A library of law texts, a computer lab, and a classroom for use by students in the program;
  • A Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Preparation Course, which is available in the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy;
  • LSAT registration books and fee waiver applications;
  • Funding to attend the annual Law School Forum in New York, where selected students can visit with law school personnel and attend information sessions on financial aid and the admissions process;
  • Letters of recommendation to those applying for admission to law school;
  • Assistance with internship placements dealing with the legal profession;
  • Sponsoring events such as the Law Day forums, speakers, and debates on legal controversies;
  • Advising on the best courses to take to prepare for law school and careers in the field.

The minor in Law Studies includes a total of 21 credits selected from courses available in five different departments. The curriculum for the minor is as follows:


  • POLS 307: Constitutional Law/Political Science
  • POLS 308: Civil Liberties/Political Science
  • ACCT 302: Business Law/Accounting
  • SCCJ 315: Criminal Law/Sociology
  • PHIL 206: Logic/Philosophy
  • ENGL 311: Advanced Composition/English
  • ELECTIVE COURSES (3 credits)
  • ACCT 402: Business Law II/Accounting
  • PHIL 101: Critical Thinking/Philosophy
  • SPSC 471: Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation/Sport Management