Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 24, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Legal Studies Minor

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Legal Studies provides students interested in a career in law an opportunity to acquire the wide range of intellectual skills essential for academic success in law school. The goal of Legal Studies is not to train lawyers but to help students develop the highly sophisticated writing, analytical, and critical skills that law schools demand. Students in Legal Studies complete the interdisciplinary program of 20 credits that they satisfy while fulfilling the requirements of a traditional liberal arts major. By requiring students to take courses outside of their own field of study, the Legal Studies minor exposes them to academic methodology and critical approaches not inherent to their own disciplines, strengthens their writing and analytical skills, and broadens the base of their academic experience in preparation for law school or other legally related careers. In addition, students are exposed to both the for profit and not for profit legal environment.

Students must take eight elective credits from the list of approved 300/400 level courses:

In addition, students are strongly encouraged to take further recommended and related courses in the area of law that is of interest to them. A list of related courses includes, but is not limited to:

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