The Law, Justice and Advocacy Minor offers a unique combination of experiential legal education and traditional academic inquiry. Area lawyers and judges train students to brief cases, advance through the stages of litigation in trial court and hone oral and written arguments. Courses in related disciplines such as history and philosophy develop the research, critical reasoning and writing skills that are necessary for students preparing to attend law school. 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. Students must take introduction to law, justice and advocacy; one advocacy course (appellate advocacy or trial advocacy); two additional core courses (legal research and writing, ethics or constitutional history); and one law elective.