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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.