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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Studies Minor

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Director: Edward T. Egan

The minor in legal studies provides students from any major with an interdisciplinary understanding of the law, which is a fundamental aspect of life and the world. It is applicable for students interested in graduate school in anthropology, criminal justice, economics, history, international relations, philosophy, sociology or women’s studies; and it would be appropriate for students who plan to work in government, politics, social policy or private industry.

In addition, students who complete the program will gain skills necessary for competency in law school and the legal profession.

According to the American Bar Association this requires:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Critical reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • Oral communication and listening skills
  • General research skills
  • Task organization and management skills

Minor Requirements

18 credits:


In addition, relevant independent studies (including mock trial), internships and special topics courses may be counted toward the minor, with the prior approval of the director.

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