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Minor in Legal Studies

About the Program

A minor in Legal Studies serves as an introduction to the broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of law. Offering a grounding in the fundamental principles of American national government, this minor also includes a core group of courses designed to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills required for law school. You will study constitutional law sequence, media law, pre-trial prosecution, administrative law, and logic in philosophy. Beyond that, you are free to choose a wide variety of substantive law-based classes that speak to your specific legal interests (e.g., criminal law, business law), as well as build on the advocacy and writing skills of the practice.

Core Courses

  • American National Government
  • Elementary Logic
Photo of faculty member Joseph Patten 2021

Joseph Patten, Ph.D.


Political Science and Sociology

Samuel E. and Mollie Bey Hall, 246