Legal studies is a minor designed to help students understand what the law is, where it comes from, and how the laws of a community or nation interact with its culture to affect social justice outcomes. The minor prepares students for a professional career in a law-related field (law, politics, business) and is open to anyone interested in law in society and legal development.
The Legal Studies minor is geared primarily toward students preparing to go to law school. The minor draws courses from political science, business, communication, writing and philosophy and is designed to give students a background in legal theory, ethics and logic, and the modes of communication that they will encounter in law school.
The courses of the minor are divided into legal ideas and legal skills categories. Students can expect to engage in contemplation of what "justice" is, when and whether laws are just, and develop skills in interpretation, critical analysis, and evaluation of legal concepts and questions.
Legal studies minors have gone on to attend the following programs: Kent College of Law, DePaul University College of Law, Loyola University School of Law, The John Marshall Law School