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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Minor
Students interested in the BA/JD or BS/JD program with John Marshall Law School must be admitted separately to each institution. They may begin their courses at John Marshall after completing 91 or more credit hours at Roosevelt, after successful completion of the required courses, and after successful application to the law school program, reflecting the qualifications needed for admission as established by The John Marshall Law School Admission Office.

At least 61 credit hours must be taken at Roosevelt University, with no more than 30 credit hours transferred from another undergraduate institution. The final 30 hours must be taken at Roosevelt. All university core requirements (including distribution and other general education requirements) must be completed as part of the 91 or more credit hours.

Expectations & Requirements


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.

Sample Courses

  • Philosophy of Law
  • U.S. Constitutional Law
  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Logic
  • The Art of Persuasion
  • Business Communication
  • Critical Thinking


Career Options
  • Public or private sector lawyer (e.g., district attorney, counsel at large)
  • Staff for an elected or public official (e.g., legislative analyst, chief of staff)
  • Government affairs/lobbying
Preparation for Law School
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