Legal Studies

Designed to foster the academic skills necessary for effective citizenship and careers in public life, the minor in Legal Studies educates students to appreciate the Anglo-American legal tradition, which spans ten centuries and established a “higher law” approach premised on the rule of law under God.

Field Experience:

Complete an approved off-campus study program and earn college credit toward completing this minor.

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Legal Studies is Ideal for those Who:

  • Plan to enter law school
  • Desire to pursue a career in public service, such as politics, government, consulting, nonprofit/nongovernmental management

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