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Overview

A liberal arts education at the C of I will provide a rock-solid foundation for your legal career.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Gain a broad and deep understanding of the U.S. Constitution, the law and the legal system.
  • Prepare for a successful career in the legal field.
  • Complete three years at C of I and three years at the University of Idaho (to earn your J.D.)
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Pre-Law Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

 

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-241 Introduction to Public Policy 3 credits
POE-250 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 credits
POE-255 Introduction to Political Philosophy Through Plato 3 credits

 

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG- 200-Level Introduction to Literary Studies Courses 3 credits
ENG- 300-Level Literature Seminar 3 credits

 

*Any 200- or 300-level ENG course excluding ENG-280, ENG-245, ENG-246, ENG-247, EN-345, ENG-346, and ENG-347.

 

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-300 Constitutional Law I 3 credits
POE-335 International Law 3 credits
BUS-391 Legal Environment 3 credits

 

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI-201 The Good Life 3 credits
PHI-202 Bioethics 3 credits
PHI-309 Feminist Philosophy 3 credits
PHI-331 Ethics 3 credits
PHI-340 Environmental Philosophy 3 credits
REL-350 Religion and Ethics 3 credits

 

Complete the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-497 Internship 1-3 credits

 

There are multiple pathways to law school. No particular major is recommended. Indeed law schools accept students who have majored in everything from Music to Environmental Studies. Regardless of the major, students would benefit from courses in several disciplines not required for the minor including: International Relations, History, Sociology, and Environmental Studies.

 

Hon. Candy Dale, '79

Raising the BarAlumna Wins Civil Rights Award

Hon. Candy Dale, '79, garners accolades as a Federal judge