Albright’s interdisciplinary co-major and minor in legal studies provides preparation for careers as a lawyer or paralegal, or in the court or judiciary system.
For those students considering law school, this course of study serves as academic preparation for law school and complements Albright’s pre-law program. Students study the place of the legal system among our civil institutions and develop the ability to read, understand and assess critically court cases.
The Albright College legal studies co-major and minor are open to all students interested in studying our legal system. Six courses are required for the minor in legal studies and eight courses are required for the co-major. Specific course requirements are listed in the Political Science Department section.
Students interested in legal studies may also consider the crime and justice interdisciplinary major, which focuses on the legal, political, administrative, psychological and sociological analysis of criminal deviance and societal responses to crime.