Pre-Law Minor

Department Affiliation: History and Political Science

An undergraduate major in either the social sciences or the humanities is the preferred preparation for legal study. The Pre-Law Minor is designed to supplement the study in the major program with additional emphases on analytic and expository skills requisite to the study of law. Early identification of an interest in law enables the student to approach the rigorous demands of both legal study and that of the legal profession more efficiently and effectively. It is essential that the student and the Director of the Pre-Law Minor collaborate in the process of selecting elective courses within the minor that will best prepare the individual student. The minor requires a minimum of six upper division courses (18units).

Prerequisites: 9 units

POL 1

American Government

(3)

PHI 10

Critical Thinking

 

or

ENG 1C

Freshman English

(3)

BUS 5/POL 5

Business Law

(3)

Required upper division courses:

POL 103

Legal Reasoning

(3)

POL 108

Constitutional Law

(3)

Plus four upper division elective courses from among the following:

Business Law:

BUS/POL 105

Business Law II

(3)

BUS/POL 106

Real Estate Law

((3)

Civil Rights/Advocacy:

POL 102

Women and the Law

(3)

POL 109

Individual Rights

(3)

POL 133

Moot Court

(3)

POL 138

International Law

(3)

POL 176

Public Policy

(3)

POL 180

State and Local Government

(3)

POL 188

Administrative Law

(3)

Criminal Law:

POL 107

Criminal Law

(3)

SOC 109

Forensics Studies: Criminalistics

(3)

SOC 110

Deviant Behavior: Juvenile Delinquency

(3)

SOC 111

Deviant Behavior:Criminology

(3)

Theory and Process:

PHI 155

Symbolic Logic

(3)

PHI 165

Philosophy of Law

(3)

POL 120

Legislative Process

(3)

POL 121

Judicial Politics

(3)

Any upper division course approved by the Director of the Pre-Law Minor.