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Minor in Legal Studies

The minor in Legal Studies allows students to focus their study toward their interest in the law while recognizing the interdisciplinary character of the American Bar Association’s Statement on Prelaw Preparation. The minor can easily be paired with just about any major at UNA. In addition to the three required courses, students are able to select electives within law-related fields such as business law, criminal law, and civil law, among others. The minor provides a mentoring environment likely to lead to a higher rate of success on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), better preparation for law school in terms of writing and legal reasoning, and a clearer understanding for admittance to a law school. For details on prelaw requirements and programs, contact Dr. Tim Collins, jtcollins@una.edu.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN LEGAL STUDIES (18 Hours)
  • United States Constitutional History  (HI/PS 367)
  • Logic (PHL 202)
  • Judicial Process and Behavior (PS 344)
Nine hours from the following list of additional courses (including at least three hours at the 300-400 level)
  • The Legal Environment of Business (BL 240)
  • Business Law for Entrepreneurs (BL 381)
  • Criminal Law (CJ 295)
  • Criminal Evidence (CJ 430)
  • Criminal Procedure (CJ 434)
  • Communication Law and Ethics (COM 400W)
  • Technical Writing (EN 339W)
  • Entertainment Industry Law (ENT 470W)
  • Internship (PS 495)
  • Law and Society (SO 430)

Other courses with approval of the department Chair. For more information contact Dr. Collins at jtcollins@una.edu or by phone at (256)765-4525.