Pre-Law (Minor)

Pre-Law (Minor)
Criminal Justice

Offered by the Pre-Law Council
Pre-Law Council: Roger O. Babin, Samuel D. Brickley 2nd, Robert G. Egbert, Jr., Mark J. Fischler, Chantalle R. Forgues
Pre-Law Advisors: Roger O. Babin, Esq., Samuel D. Brickley 2nd, Esq., Mark J. Fischler, Esq., Chantalle R. Forgues, Esq.

Students may pursue the Pre-Law minor from nearly any major, but must build an outstanding academic record and demonstrate a sincerity of purpose to be admitted to law school. To be successful in law school, students should also develop core skills, such as analytical and problem solving, critical reading, writing, oral communication and listening, general research, and task organization and management, as well as the values of serving faithfully the interests of others while promoting justice. The Pre-Law minor provides a framework for students to develop these skills and values. Students must achieve a 3.00 grade point average in the Pre-Law minor courses.

Students interested in attending law school should contact one of the Pre-Law advisors as early as possible in their undergraduate studies. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete a commercially available Law School Admission Test (LSAT) preparation course prior to taking the LSAT. Information about the LSAT is available on the Law School Admission Council’s Web site (

Please see complete information on all of the requirements to earn a minor at Plymouth State University.

Course Title Credits
Group I
Complete three of the following:9-11
BUS 2300
Business Writing and Presenting (WRCO)
CM 2405
Public Speaking
CM 3095
Technical Communication (TECO,WRCO)
EN 3125
Advanced Composition
EN 3135
Non-Fiction Workshop
PY 2310
Elements of Logic (QRCO)
Group II
Complete one of the following:3-4
BU 2440
Business, Ethics, and Society
CJ 3157
Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO)
CS 4520
PY 3330
Business Ethics (DICO,INCO,INCP)
Group III
Complete two of the following:6-7
BUS 1200
Business Law and Ethics (DICO)
BU 3410
Labor and Employment Law for Managers
LAW 3100
Sports Law
BU 3470
Small Business Law and Human Resources 1
BU 3560
Land Use Law and Development
BU 4040
Business Law II 1
CJDI 1030
The Individual and the Law (SSDI)
CJ 2045
Criminal Procedure
HI 3359
Law and Society in US History (DICO)
PO 3635
Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
PS 3705
Psychology and Law
Total Credits18-22

Sports Law (LAW 3100), Small Business Law and Human Resources (BU 3470), and Business Law II (BU 4040) have a prerequisite of Business Law and Ethics (BUS 1200).

At least three 3000/4000 level courses must be taken as part of the minor.


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