This minor is designed to provide prospective law students with sound academic preparation in the skill areas required for success on the LSAT (Law School Admission Test), a critical factor in the law school admission process, and in the study and practice of law itself. The primary skill areas covered by the courses included in the minor are logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, writing, and reading comprehension. Since most students will take the LSAT in June following their junior year, they should begin completing the courses for this minor in the second semester of their freshman year if at all possible. Students interested in pursuing the study of law and/or the minor should discuss it as soon as possible with their academic advisor. More information about the minor and the study of law is available through the university’s pre-law advisor and through active participation in the Pre-Law Society. Pre-law students are urged to complete the minor as a way of acquiring requisite skills.
*All of the courses in the minor except BLAW 250 meet General Education Distribution requirements.
**These courses employ a case approach and are therefore excellent preparation for the LSAT.
†Students take this course in the semester before taking the LSAT, usually junior spring.
The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later. Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission. Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.