Legal Studies Program (minor)
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What is the Legal Studies Program?
The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary field of study composed of
law courses from:
- The departments of criminal justice, political science, history and sociology.
- The schools of business, education, and engineering.
Why study legal studies at Saint Martin's?
Saint Martin's offers a minor in legal studies as a complement to such degree
programs as criminal justice, political science and psychology. As part of the
minor, students interested in law school will benefit from counseling and
guidance from a pre-law advisor.
The rigor of the Legal Studies Program at Saint Martin’s provides students
with an experience comparable to the first year of law school. Participants
- The interrelationship of law and society
- The protection of civil liberties
- The constitutional rules that govern criminal law
- The regulations and legal principles that operate in the business context
- Modern laws that protect the environment
What can I do with this minor?
Graduates who hold a minor in legal studies are equipped with the
supplemental skills for work in a variety of environments including:
- Legal clinics
- Law firms
- Non-profit and public interest organizations
- State agencies
In addition, a minor in legal studies prepares graduates who wish to pursue
For a complete list of professional applications, visit
whatcanidowiththismajor.com. For additional information about how Saint Martin’s
can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.
What is required?
- Nine semester hours of required courses such as:
- LS 101 The Legal Environment and Ethics
- CJ 304 Law and Evidence
- 12 semester hours of elective courses such as:
- HIS/PLS 378 American Constitutional Development
- CJ 460 Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure
Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a
complete breakdown of legal studies minor courses and requirements (under political science).
All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's
general education requirements.
Legal studies participants may:
- Intern in public or private law offices
- Pursue independent study on legal topics of interest
- Elect to write a senior capstone on legal issues through a related major in criminal justice, sociology, social work,
psychology, history, or political science.
Related fields of study
Criminal justice (M., m.) | Social justice (m.)
| Political science (M., m.) | History (M., m.)
| Sociology and Cultural Anthropology (M., m.)