Legal Studies

The legal studies minor at Wilkes University will give you an introduction to both criminal law and civil law, while providing an opportunity for you to use the tools of legal reasoning

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Minor On Campus 18

Why Study Law at Wilkes?

Designed to prepare you for law school, legal studies provides a strong educational foundation
and helps you set a precedent for a successful legal career.

In addition to the minor, you can take advantage of our pre-law program for access to guest speakers, law-related internships, LSAT preparation and law school visits.

You can also explore our accelerated 3+3 programs with Penn State Law and the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law to earn your bachelor’s degree and JD in just six years.

If you’re interested in law enforcement, business or management, you might consider our 3+1 bachelor’s degree and master of legal studies program with the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

Curriculum      Admission Requirements

What Will You Learn as a Legal Studies Student?

Though the American Bar Association does not require any particular undergraduate coursework, the legal studies minor will combine with your chosen major to prepare you for a rigorous law school education. Your undergraduate studies at Wilkes will provide you with the critical thinking, research, organization and communication skills to help you succeed.

The 18-credit legal studies minor requires that you take PS232 Criminal Law and PS233 Law and Society.

You will also take 12 additional minor-approved credits in:

  • political science
  • history
  • business
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • sociology

Contact

Dr. Kyle L. Kreider
Professor/Chair
Political Science
kyle.kreider@wilkes.edu
570-408-4473