LAW AND JUSTICE MINOR
The minor in Law & Justice is designed explicitly for students who are planning to attend law school. Students completing the minor will gain important legal knowledge and skills that should serve them well in law school and later in law-related careers. The minor requires the successful completion of two foundational courses: one course in Constitutional Law (either PO 301S Constitution and Government Power or PO 302S Constitution & Individual Rights) and one course from among the following: SO 324 Introduction to Criminal Justice, SO 224S Criminology, or SO 221 Juvenile Delinquency. Thereafter, students are free to choose four additional courses from a list of law-related courses offered across the College's curriculum. Students may substitute additional courses as electives with pre-approval of the minor's coordinator.
Completion of this minor exposes students to the major principles underlying American law, the case method of legal study, and the role of law in American society. The College's Pre-Law Advisor oversees the minor in Law & Justice and assists students in the program, providing them with career advice and assistance with the law school admission process.
Students choosing a minor in Law & Justice are strongly encouraged to select a complementary major in consultation with the College's Pre-law Advisor. The Law & Justice minor is ideal for students majoring in several other programs offered at the College. Students interested in eventually pursuing a career in environmental law can pair the minor with a major in Environmental Studies. Those interested in a career in corporate law can combine a Law & Justice minor with a major in Business Administration or Management. A minor in Law & Justice could complement a major in International Relations & Global Affairs for those interested in going into the field of International Law.
Electives for the minor include the following courses:
- AN 248S Forensic Anthropology
CM 121 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
CO 122 Analytic & Persuasive Writing
HI 336H Civil Rights Movement: 1945-75
HD 387 Forensics and Human Behavior
LI 216H Literature, Justice, and Law
MN 278S Business Law
PL 102M Introduction to Logic
PO 243S Human Rights & International Law
PO 301S Constitution & Government Power
PO 302S Constitution & Individual Rights
PO 304S U.S. Congress
PO 343S International Environmental Law
PO 421S Comparative Judicial Politics
SO 221 Juvenile Delinquency
SO 224S Criminology
SO 324 Introduction to Criminal Justice
Literature and Law (Winter Term)
Independent Studies (as approved)