The interdisciplinary minor in Legal Studies is designed to help students develop a thorough understanding of our legal system and, for those considering law school, to serve as academic preparation for law school. Students study the place of the legal system among our civil institutions, and develop the ability to read, understand and assess critically court cases. This minor is open to all students interested in studying our legal system regardless of major. Six courses are required for the minor in legal studies. Specific course requirements are listed in the Political Science Department section.