Legal Studies Minor

Students who enter law school come from any number of academic majors. Pre-law students should take courses that allow for continued development in their ability to think critically, communicate and listen effectively, conduct library research and contribute to the community. A good pre-law education helps students develop these skills and provides a solid foundation in understanding the American political system, understanding social interactions and issues of diversity and demonstrating basic quantitative literacy skills. The Liberal Education Program at Colby-Sawyer College, in conjunction with a major program of study, provides many opportunities for students to fine tune the skills needed to be successful in law school.

For further information regarding law school preparation students are advised to contact their academic advisor and check out the American Bar Association, section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, website at www.abanet.org/legaled/prelaw.


The minor in legal studies consists of 16 credits. In addition to the core credits, at least four of the elective credits must be at the 300 to 400 level.


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