The Thomas R. Kline School of Law (Kline Law) is pleased to announce a new opportunity for Drexel University undergraduates: a minor in law.
Housed within Kline Law, the minor will provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to explore the American legal system through a rigorous, intellectual, multidisciplinary approach.
“The Minor in Law will benefit any student interested in a field subject to legal regulation—everything from health care to data privacy to public policy. The program will also benefit students in humanities and social sciences majors who want to dive deep into how law has shaped political, economic, and social institutions,” said Professor Rose Corrigan, who is Kline Law’s new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Corrigan is also the director of the Center for Law, Policy, and Social Action and an Associate Professor of Law and Politics.
The minor is distinct from pre-law or paralegal programs which provide vocational training. Students in Kline’s program will develop skills to critically evaluate the various legal rules that are embedded in America’s political, economic and social structures, preparing them for graduate study, professional careers, and informed, engaged citizenship.
The Minor in Law is Kline’s first program exclusively for Drexel undergraduate students. “The interdisciplinary aspects to the minor,” said Daniel Filler, dean of Kline Law, “will not only increase Drexel students’ marketability on the job market, but it will allow students to pursue the passions and interests that are uniquely their own and that they may not be able to find a place for at other undergraduate institutions.”
Drexel students can declare their intention to complete the minor in law now. Classes in the program begin in the Winter 2022 term.
Inquiries can be sent to Professor Rose Corrigan at UGLaw@drexel.edu.