The cross disciplinary legal studies minor offers an interdisciplinary program of study that will give students the opportunity to examine law from a variety of perspectives. The minor in legal studies is not a program in pre-professional legal training; it is designed to serve pre-law students at JMU as well as students who are interested in careers in government, health, technology, business or the non-profit sector. The minor focuses broadly on the skills needed to study the law (logical and ethical reasoning, critical thinking, strong writing, and close reading) as well as the philosophy, praxis and applications of the law writ large. As such, it can serve as a strong complement to many major fields of study or as an area of interest to those who think they may want to pursue law school or a legal career. 

The requirement for a minor in legal studies is 18 credit hours.

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