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Legal Studies Careers

At a time when laws are increasingly important in their scope and reach, it is essential for students to understand the operation of our legal system, the sources of our laws and how to interpret and apply legal concepts.  

Legal issues have a profound impact on the lives of all citizens. Laws determine such issues as whether the police can randomly stop and search automobiles, what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace, whether schools can require students to take mandatory drug tests, and what type of speech and expression can be censored.  

If you aspire to gain an appreciation of this complex system, our minor in legal studies will prepare you with the skills essential for law school and a rewarding legal career. Through this program, which complements any major, you’ll learn to critically analyze statutes and case law and to effectively communicate their analyses, both orally and in writing.  This intense program, designed for the serious and motivated student, will provide you with a head start for law school and future success in the field of law.