If you want to have your day in court, you should consider a minor in Legal Studies. Whether you want to defend the wronged, oversee contracts and negotiations, or advise corporations, you’ll need a law degree. A minor in Legal Studies is a great first step towards that goal.
Additionally, the Mount also offers an advisory track in Pre-Law. No matter your major, you can select the Pre-Law advisory track (in addition to the Legal Studies minor), which offers you an additional advisor who will help you select courses to prepare you for law school as well as assist with the application process.
Here’s what makes our Legal Studies minor unique:
Learn more about Legal Studies minor courses and academic requirements here.
Any major can take on the Legal Studies minor. The 18 required credits fit well into most majors’ elective courses, so you’re free to explore whatever academic subject interests you in regards to major. Law schools do not require a specific major for entrance.
As a Legal Studies minor or student on the Pre-Law advisory track, you will be encouraged to join the Pre-Law Society, a student organization on campus for those interested in the law profession. This organization invites attorneys, judges, police officers, and others to campus for conversations about the fields of law and law enforcement. They also meet with representatives from The Princeton Review, discuss law school applications, attend law school forums in New York City, and hold panel discussions and events on campus.
In order to practice law, you’ll need a law degree, but a minor in Legal Studies or the Pre-Law advisory track can help prepare you for law school.
An internship in the legal field can be coordinated through the Career Center to further prepare you for your future studies and career.