Saint Martin's offers a minor in legal studies as a complement to such degree programs as criminal justice, political science and psychology. As part of the minor, students interested in law school will benefit from counseling and guidance from a pre-law advisor.
The rigor of the Legal Studies Program at Saint Martin’s provides students with an experience comparable to the first year of law school. Participants investigate:
- The interrelationship of law and society
- The protection of civil liberties
- The constitutional rules that govern criminal law
- The regulations and legal principles that operate in the business context
- Modern laws that protect the environment
Legal studies participants may:
- Intern in public or private law offices
- Pursue independent study on legal topics of interest
- Elect to write a senior capstone on legal issues through a related major in criminal justice, sociology, social work, psychology, history, or political science.
Graduates who hold a minor in legal studies are equipped with the supplemental skills for work in a variety of environments including:
- Law firms
- Non-profit and public interest organizations
- State agencies
In addition, a minor in legal studies prepares graduates who wish to pursue law school.