University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

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Minor in Legal Reasoning

This program is made available through the Law School Preparation Institute (LSPI). The program is designed for majors from all colleges. For students in the College of Liberal Arts, the program fulfills the requirement of a minor. The program allows students to study various aspects of the law and legal issues. Through the program, students become familiar with the reading, writing, and analytical skills necessary for law school and a career in the legal field. The program is valuable for students intending to apply to law school. Students are required to complete twelve (12) hours of core courses and six (6) hours of electives.

Degree Plan

Required Courses:
POLS 4325Spec Topics in Law & Politics3
Core Course:
POLS 3322Law and Society3
or POLS 4322 Legal Reasoning
RWS 3365Adv Composition:Rhet Theory3
RWS 3366Advanced Composition: Argument3
Minor Electives:
Select two of the following:6
Legal Environment of Business
Immigration Law and Admin
American Legal History
Philosophy of Law
International Law and Politics
Psychology and the Law
Technical Writing
Total Hours18