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

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

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

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • A moot court program, in which students prepare cases and improve oral advocacy skills
  • A limited number of memberships in the Bruce R. Jacob-Chris W. Altenbernd Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court, which promotes professionalism and civility among the lawyers who practice criminal appellate law in Florida's Second District Court of Appeal
  • Independent studies and research with faculty members

 Additional Resources

Pre-professions advising has a dedicated program specialist to help students prepare for law school. Current UT students, contact Jackie Mikulski, academic program specialist, with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Please include your student ID number in the email. 


Law School Fair for UT students
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
2–4 p.m.
Fletcher Lounge in Plant Hall

Join the Academic Success Center and come check out the annual Law School fair! Up to 60 law schools have attended in the past, with the majority of law schools from Florida and all throughout the U.S. in attendance. This is the perfect opportunity to find out what it takes to be successfully admitted to law schools, what to expect in law school and the type of jobs you can obtain afterwards. You can seek general advice or specific admissions information of your top schools. Take advantage of this opportunity and come prepared with questions. Please email with any questions.

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There are 42 law schools that have registered as of July 28, 2016:

American University Washington College of Law
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Ave Maria School of Law
Barry University School of Law
Baylor Law School
Brooklyn Law School
Cardozo School of Law
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Charlotte School of Law
Elon University School of Law
Emory Law School
FAMU College of Law
FlU College of Law
Georgia State Law
Golden Gate School of Law
Hofstra School of Law
Indiana Tech School of Law
Liberty University School of Law
Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law
McGeorge School of Law
Mercer University School of Law
New York Law School
Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
Penn State Law
University School of Law
Regent University School of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law
Savannah Law School
Stetson University College of Law
Suffolk University Law School
Touro Law Center
UC Irvine School of Law
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
University of Miami School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law
Valparaiso University Law School
Vermont Law School
Washburn University School of Law
Western State College of Law
William & Mary Law School


Jackie Mikulski
Academic Program Specialist
Academic Success Center
Office: North Walker Hall