Help shape the future

Healthy political decisions require you to be both educated and involved. If you want to help shape the future of your community, your state, and your country for the better, we will support your goals. This minor offers you a liberal arts foundation, something that is valued by law schools.

Program Overview
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.
What to Expect

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.

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