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The Law, Justice and Advocacy Minor provides students with the opportunity to complete a course of study in substantive law 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

For additional information about the program in Law, Justice, and Advocacy, current students should contact Charles Groh. Pre-professions advising also has a dedicated program specialist to help students prepare for law school. Current UT students may 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! 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. 

Business casual dress code is highly recommended.

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There will be 59 law schools in attendance:

  • 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
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law 
  • Chapman University Fowler School of Law 
  • Charleston School of Law
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • Elon University School of Law 
  • Emory Law School
  • FAMU College of Law
  • Florida Coastal School of Law 
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • FlU College of Law
  • Golden Gate School of Law
  • Hofstra School of Law
  • Houston College of Law
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Indiana Tech School of Law
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law
  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • Mercer University School of Law
  • Mississippi College School of Law 
  • New York Law School
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
  • Nova Southeastern University Broad College of Law
  • Ohio Northern University College of Law 
  • Penn State Law
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Regent University School of Law
  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Savannah Law School
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • The Ohio State University College of Law
  • Thomas Cooley Law School
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Touro Law Center
  • Tulane University Law School
  • UDC David A. Clarke School of Law 
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • University of Memphis Humphreys School 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 New England University
  • Western State College of Law
  • Whittier Law School 
  • William & Mary Law School


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