Legal Studies (Pre-Law)

The School of Criminal Justice, Political Science, & International Studies offers students a course of study who are interested in the field of jurisprudence and the legal profession. The Legal Studies program offers students a selection of specifically designed courses, academic advisement, testing strategies and preparation, and support services designed to assist students that anticipate applying to law school or graduate school. The program places a strong emphasis on the importance of the undergraduate student’s course of study, grade point average (GPA), and performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – all of which play important factors for acceptance to law school. Emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, deduction, and analytical reasoning. The course Legal and Analytical Reasoning places emphasis on these skill sets, which also provides students the opportunity to take practice LSAT exams.

The Legal Studies minor requires to student to successfully complete 18 credits of the following courses:

Required Courses (12 Credits)*

CRIM1120     Introduction to Jurisprudence
POLS2253     American Government
CRIM3890     Legal and Analytical Reasoning
POLS3355     American Constitutional Law I

Elective Courses Select any two (6 Credits)*

CRIM2205     Criminal Justice Research Methods
CRIM1103     Criminal Law
CRIM2100     Professional and Legal Writing
CRIM2214     Procedural Law
CRIM3306     White Collar Crime
POLS2212     International Law
POLS2254     Public Policy
POLS3327     Civil Rights and Liberties

*Substitutions are permitted upon approval of the School Director

Law Schools

Some of the law schools students have been accepted to have included:

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • Albany Law School SUNY
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Baylor University School of Law
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Yeshiva University
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Drexel University Law School
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Fordham University
  • George Mason Law School
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • New York Law School
  • Northeastern School of Law
  • Pace University School of Law
  • Penn State University (Dickinson)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden
  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark
  • Sam Houston State University School of Law
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • Stetson University School of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Syracuse University Law School
  • Touro Law School
  • UCLA School of Law
  • University of California (Hastings)
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware Law School
  • University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • University of Maryland Law School
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Villanova University Law School
  • Washington and Lee School of Law