For those who want to fight injustices and advance equity in all sectors, the Legal Studies minor can provide you with a deeper understanding of the complex legal system you need to achieve your goals.
A Legal Studies minor will prepare you to enter law school or careers where you will work alongside attorneys, such as in corporate, nonprofit or governmental settings.
As the American Bar Association (ABA) notes, there is no single pre-law course of study. Instead, the ABA recommends that undergraduates focus on developing reading, writing and critical thinking skills in a variety of contexts.
With the interdisciplinary minor, you’ll get a grounding in Legal Ethics, Logic, Legal Writing, the American Court System and more. Once you complete this minor, you’ll have the critical thinking, writing, public speaking and people skills you need to make a difference.
This 18-credit minor is well-suited for students not already in an existing pre-law track. It is designed to have minimal prerequisites and is open to all students.
The interdisciplinary Legal Studies Minor is valuable for students who plan to attend law school, as well as students pursuing careers in which familiarity with legal studies provides an advantage, such as in business, law enforcement, human resources, real estate, dispute resolution or government service.
A minimum of 9 credits in Upper Division must be taken at St. Edward's University.
- PHIL 3301: Legal Ethics
- PHIL 2302: Logic or PHIL 3339: Advanced Logic
- WRIT 3326: Legal Writing
- CRIJ 1302: Administration of Justice
- CRIJ 2306: American Court System
- POLS 3336: Constitutional Law or POLS 4346: Civil Liberties or BUSI 2303: Business Law
Political Research and Statistics (3 credits) is recommended but is not required.