The Pre-Law minor is for students interested in attending law school, pursuing a law-related field, or who are just interested in learning about the law.
Our Pre-Law minor curriculum will help you develop critical thinking and analytical skills and expose you to the Socrative method used in law school. The Pre-Law minor also has an experiential component to help students develop a stronger real-world understanding of the field of law.
Our alumni have gone on to work as attorneys in a variety of places such as the Department of Justice, Department of Youth Services and Department of Social Services. Others have gone on to careers as district attorneys, state court judges and law clerks, in-house counsel or contract negotiators for Fortune 500 corporations, attorneys in small, mid-sized and large law firms, attorneys for non-profit corporations and attorneys for state and federal agencies.
Students do their Pre-Law experiential components in different ways. Along with regular programs on campus and the Moot Court option, recent student placements have included:
Recent Law School placements include:
- Baylor Law School
- Boston College Law School
- Boston University School of Law
- Cornell Law School
- Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
- Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
- George Washington University Law School
- New England School of Law
- Northeastern University School of Law
- Notre Dame Law School
- Roger Williams University School of Law
- Suffolk University Law School
- University of Connecticut School of Law
- University of New Hampshire School of Law
- Villanova University School of Law
- Western New England College School of Law
What You’ll Take
To satisfy the requirements for the pre-law minor, you must complete a minimum of 18 credits, a minimum of five courses, and an experiential component, as specified below:
POL 2122 or
Law and Society or
POL 3151 or
American Constitutional Law or
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Completion of an experiential learning component approved by the department. This can be an internship, Moot Court, or additional approved activities that expose students to practical experiences in the law. Please refer to the Pre-Law Minor Experiential Learning Component Form. We recommend reviewing this form and planning ahead as soon as you declare your minor.
|POL 2120||Government, Business & Law|
|POL 3150||Criminal Law|
|POL 3151||American Constitutional Law|
|POL 3152||Civil Liberties and Civil Rights|
|MGT 3320||Employment Law and Labor Relations|
|SPM 3500||Legal Environment of Sports|
Women’s and Gender Studies
|WGS 3710||Gender and the Law|
|CRM 2800*||Search and Seizure|
- Online pre-law courses do not qualify to meet the five course or 18 credit requirement for the Pre-Law minor.
- Only two political science courses may be double-counted between a Pre-Law minor and a Political Science major/minor.
- (*)CRM 2800 has a course requirement that students are are CRM majors or minors to enroll.