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Legal Studies Minor

Bradley’s legal studies minor gives you experiences and knowledge to launch a career in a legal profession.

The minor develops reading and communication skills necessary in a legal profession and introduces you to careers through hands on experiences and connections. Courses address current issues in legal fields and help students explore how those issues are being resolved. Research and internships take you to local courts and governmental agencies where you work on cases with judges, lawyers, court administrators. Additionally, you can take advantage of the Center for Legal Studies, which provides LSAT preparation and personalized mentoring for planning your law career. Because law schools don’t require a particular academic degree, the minor fits with almost any major and career interest.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 15 hrs.

  • PLW 101: Introduction to the Legal Profession- 1 hr.
  • PLW 102: Introduction to Legal Research - 2 hrs.
  • PLW 325: Legal Ethics - 3 hrs.
  • PLW 400: Capstone Senior Experience - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • ENG 306: Business Communication - 3 hrs.
  • COM 330: Communication Law and Ethics - 3 hrs.
  • PLS 460: Constitutional Law - 3 hrs.
  • PLW 295: Introduction to Trial Advocacy - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 307: History of the Early American Republic - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 342: Legal Environment of Business - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 347: Law and the Entrepreneur - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 360: Business and Intellectual Property - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 395: Real Estate Law - 3 hrs.

Note: At least one course must be a BLW course.