Pre-Law

Courses

PLW 200. Legal Careers & Professional Development. 1 Hour

Introduction to careers in various legal practice fields and the different employment options students will have with a law degree. Emphasis is on exploring personal motives and strengths as students consider preparing for law school and a legal career. Includes academic planning and professional behaviors development.

PLW 301. Mock Trial I. 1 Hour

Practice and performance of attorney and witness roles for Mock Trial National Competition case. Repeatable up to four semester hours.

PLW 302. Mock Trial II. 1 Hour

Practice and performance of attorney and witness roles for Mock Trial Regional and National competitions. Repeatable up to four semester hours. Prerequisite(s): PLW 301; invitation by mock trial coaches.

PLW 350. Introduction to Legal Research, Writing & Analysis. 3 Hours

Applied skills course integrating units on critical reading, legal reasoning, legal research, and predictive writing. Skills are applied toward examining the role of law in our society, the basic structure of our legal system, and the hierarchy of legal authority. Prerequisite(s): (ASI 110, ENG 100, or ENG 200H) and PLW 200.

PLW 495. Legal Internship. 1-3 Hours

Supervised legal work experience with an approved law or law-related office, organization or program. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status, 3.0 minimum overall GPA, completion of PLW 200 and/or permission of supervising professor.