Pre-Law Program

Pre-Law Concentration

The pre-law program at the University of the Incarnate Word is designed to introduce students to the study of law, to encourage student engagement with the legal profession, and to prepare students for the law school admission process.

Students from any major may consider applying to law school upon graduation. The Department of Government and International offers a series of public law courses to assist students considering law as a career. For students majoring or minoring in Government, these courses can be taken to count for the American Politics concentration; for students in other majors, these courses can be taken as a Pre-Law Concentration.

The interdisciplinary Pre-Law Concentration provides a basic political science and law background for those students who hope to go on to law school but are not majoring in Government.

Requirements for a Concentration in Pre-Law (24 hours total):

1. 15 credit hours required:

    • GOVT 1315 American Politics (3)
    • GOVT 2392 Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (3)
    • PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 3312 Logic (3)
    • ENGL upper-division Rhetoric course
2. 3 credit hours from the following:

 

    • GOVT 1391 Human Rights (3)
    • GOVT 2342 Law and Social Justice in Movies and Novels (3)
    • GOVT 2375 International Organizations (3)
    • GOVT 3353 Texas Legislative Process (3)
    • GOVT 3375 Moot Court (3)
    • GOVT 4315 Constitutional Law I (3)
    • GOVT 4316 Constitutional Law II (3)
    • GOVT 4330 International Law (3)

3. 6 credit hours from the following:

    • BLAW 3317 Business Law (3)
    • BLAW 4320 International Business Law (3)(
    • BLAW 4340 Labor and Employment Law (3)
    • ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ENGL upper-division Literature course (3)
    • PHIL 3332 Ethics (3)
    • PHIL 3385 Justice (3)
    • SPCH 1311 Public Speaking (3)

 


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