This interdisciplinary minor can provide you with perspectives on legal systems and processes. These are the experiences that position you to succeed in law school, legal careers, the courts, and public affairs.
The minor in legal studies is a great compliment to a major in political science, business administration, philosophy or history. A background in legal studies can propel toward an interesting career in politics, public service or policy, corporate relations, and many more.
The legal studies minor is based upon common coursework in constitutional law, the legal system, and American government. It provides an opportunity to gain perspectives on the law through elective coursework in areas like history, philosophy, and business. Beyond the classroom, all students are required to spend time with legal practitioners in contexts like drug court, the District Attorney’s Office, or a law firm.
Like all Hartwick students, legal studies minors learn by doing. They study in small classes with expert faculty. They travel the world. They get ready for meaningful careers and interesting lives. They thrive.
Legal studies minors are employed in wide variety of interesting fields, and many go on to study at the most prestigious law and graduate schools in the nation.