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The law, justice and advocacy minor minor provides students with the opportunity to complete a course of substantive law study at the undergraduate level. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Government, History and Sociology and the Department of Criminology.

The program helps prepare those students who are considering law school or graduate school. Courses offer students exposure to substantive law concepts with an emphasis on the scholarly and theoretical examination of legal ideas, institutions and public policies pertaining to the law. Recent graduates with the minor have attended nationally renowned law schools across the nation and leading law schools in Florida.

Topics of Study

  • Criminal law
  • Correctional law
  • Law and society
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal and court procedure
  • International and comparative law
  • Introduction to law and the legal system
  • Modern legal and political thought
  • Race relations and constitutional law

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Moot court program in which students prepare cases and improve oral advocacy skills
  • Independent studies and research with faculty members
  • Numerous legal internships have been offered to UT students

On-Campus Associations

  • UT Pre-Law Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)
  • Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminology Honor Society)

A complete listing of minor in law, justice and advocacy required courses can be viewed on UT's online catalog.