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Legal Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Legal Studies formally guides and encourages the exploration of law and its influence in society.  The curriculum blends challenging course options in students’ home disciplines with relevant interdisciplinary electives to facilitate an interest in and an appreciation for the beneficial application of theory and research through the vehicle of law.

As you select which elective courses you will include on your Legal Studies Minor, it is your responsibility to consider the prerequisites for each course. Refer to your Undergraduate Catalog for course prerequisite information. DO NOT WAIT until the last semester (or even your last year) before graduation to take your Legal Studies Minor courses. Not all courses are offered every semester. Unfortunately, your failure to prepare and plan ahead could result in your graduation being delayed.

Legal Studies Minor Required Coursework

With emphasis on academic and institutional engagement, utilization of resources, intellectual agility, and future application, the following 12 credit hours of coursework are required for all Legal Studies Minor students.


Elective Coursework

The remaining 9 credit hours will be divided among the three curricular learning objectives of the minor:   Communication, Social Science, and Professional Practice.  Student will select one course from each category. Courses required explicitly and without alternative by a student’s declared major may not be used to fulfill elective coursework in the Legal Studies minor.





TTU Prelaw Program

Students who are interested in attending law school should begin preparing long before graduation. The discipline of law is for students who are interested in combining precision in thinking, researching, and writing with a desire to work with people. While many graduates of law choose to practice in the courtroom, others leverage their newly developed skills to excel in other fields. A law education equips students for success in a law practice, public service, teaching, and business. Through a structured four-year process, the TTU Prelaw Program cultivates the undergraduate to become a confident and articulate law school applicant bearing exceptional qualifications.