Pre-Law Minor

Offered by the Pre-Law Council
Pre-Law Council: Roger O. Babin, Samuel D. Brickley 2nd, Robert G. Egbert, Jr., Mark J. Fischler, Chantalle R. Forgues
Pre-Law Advisors: Roger O. Babin, Esq., Samuel D. Brickley 2nd, Esq., Mark J. Fischler, Esq., Chantalle R. Forgues, Esq.

Students may pursue the Pre-Law minor from nearly any major, but must build an outstanding academic record and demonstrate a sincerity of purpose to be admitted to law school. To be successful in law school, students should also develop core skills, such as analytical and problem solving, critical reading, writing, oral communication and listening, general research, and task organization and management, as well as the values of serving faithfully the interests of others while promoting justice. The Pre-Law minor provides a framework for students to develop these skills and values. Students must achieve a 3.00 grade point average in the Pre-Law minor courses.

Students interested in attending law school should contact one of the Pre-Law advisors as early as possible in their undergraduate studies. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete a commercially available Law School Admission Test (LSAT) preparation course prior to taking the LSAT. Information about the LSAT is available on the Law School Admission Council’s Web site (www.lsac.org).

Course Title Credits
Group I
Complete three of the following:9
Organizational Communications (WRCO)
Public Speaking
Basic Argumentation and Debate
Technical Communication (TECO,WRCO)
Advanced Composition
Non-Fiction Workshop
Elements of Logic (QRCO)
Group II
Complete one of the following:3
Business, Ethics, and Society
Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO,INCO)
CyberEthics (DICO,INCO,WRCO)
Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO,INCO)
Business Ethics (DICO,INCO)
Group III
Complete two of the following:6
Business Law I
Labor and Employment Law for Managers
Sports Law 1
Small Business Law and Human Resources 1
Land Use Law and Development
Business Law II 1
The Individual and the Law (SSDI)
Criminal Procedure
US Legal History (DICO,WRCO)
Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
Psychology and Law
Total Credits18

At least three 3000/4000 level courses must be taken as part of the minor.