Pre-Law Minor: Western Legal Traditions

Pre Law Minor: Western Legal Traditions

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Residential Program

Prepare for the legal field with a pre-law minor. The minor in Western Legal Traditions includes core courses in jurisprudence, legal research and writing, and logic and helps you discover what you need to perform well on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and in law school.

The 18-credit hour minor can be combined with any degree program.

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 18 total hours 

Courses You'll Take


  • GOVT 345 Jurisprudence
  • GOVT 346 Legal Research and Writing
  • PHIL 210 Logic

Choose one course from:

  • GOVT 477 Trial Advocacy
  • GOVT 478 Appellate Advocacy
  • SCOM 335 Argumentation

Choose one course from:

  • GOVT 421 American Constitutional History
  • GOVT 422 American Constitutional Law

Choose one course from:

  • BUSI 301 Business Law
  • CJUS 400 Criminal Law
  • CJUS 410 Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • GOVT 445 International Law
  • GOVT 470 Government Regulation of Business
  • SMGT 305 Sport Law 

Prerequisites for all upper-level GOVT courses are GOVT 200 and GOVT 220 

Program of Study (DCP)

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