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Mount introduces new Legal Studies minor

May 07, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and Pre-Law advisor at Mount Saint Mary College.

Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and Pre-Law advisor at Mount Saint Mary College. 

Mount Saint Mary College is proud to add a new Legal Studies minor to its more than 50 academic degree programs.
 
The minor in Legal Studies at the Mount is designed to assist students in developing the communicative, analytical, and methodological skills important to the legal profession. Under the guidance of Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and the college’s Pre-Law advisor, the studies provide guidance in attaining a broad liberal arts education to prepare a student for admission to, and success in, law or graduate school or employment in the public or private sector. The minor consists of course offerings in Criminology, Sociology, and Political Science to prepare the student for this rising field.
 
Students can choose to major in any subject at the college to pair with the Legal Studies minor, as the American Bar Association does not recommend any particular undergraduate major to prepare for a legal education.
 
Mount students who have successfully attended law school have majored in Accounting, Business, English, History/Political Science, Psychology, and Public Relations, noted Fox.
 
“Whether you see yourself arguing a major case in the U.S. Supreme Court or defending a client in a county court, closing a deal on real estate, drafting a will or trust, or advising a corporation, you’ll need a law degree to practice,” he explained.
 
The new Legal Studies minor will prepare interested students for law school, as well as graduate studies in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Business, Government Administration, Politics, Public Policy, Public Advocacy, and Urban Planning.
 
It’s not too late for interested students to apply for this new minor for the Fall 2019 semester. Both traditional freshmen and adult transfer students are eligible to take on this minor. Contact admissions@msmc.edu to learn more about the application process.