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Undergraduate Minor in Law

On the left, a photo of the law school building on Market Street in University City. On the right, a photo of the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy in downtown Philadelphia.

Program Description

The Undergraduate Minor in Law, housed in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law (Kline Law), provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to explore the American legal system through a rigorous, intellectual, multidisciplinary approach.

Students will learn how legal rules interact with and impact every aspect of society, and will develop the skills to evaluate how those rules shape political, economic and social structures in the U.S. and the world.

Students will become skilled in critical reading, writing and thinking, and will learn the basics of legal research and analysis. A minor in Law is a great way to prepare for careers in fields subject to legal rules and regulations: whether in business, engineering, health care or policy-making. Students will be exposed to law in a variety of fields and settings and be asked to think about how law intersects with other cultural forces to shape beliefs, practices and communities. As such, the minor also helps prepare students to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities.

Classes for the Minor in Law begin in the Winter 2022 term and include:

  • LAW 101: Law & Society
  • LAW 110: American Legal Systems
  • LAW 215: Law & Religion in America Today

Curriculum

The Minor in Law is designed to be flexible and should be easy to accommodate in most majors. Students in the program take two required courses (Law 101: Law & Society and Law 110: American Legal Systems), and then choose 16 credits (four courses) of electives. The choice of electives allows students to tailor the minor for a closer focus on law in their major area of interest or study.

For more on program requirements and course descriptions, see the Drexel University Catalog for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Faculty

Professor Rose Corrigan holds a joint appointment between the Kline School of Law and Drexel’s Department of Politics. She is Kline’s Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Director of the school’s Center for Law, Policy, and Social Action. Professor Corrigan’s research focuses on laws and policies related to sexual violence. Her teaching examines topics including constitutional law, criminal justice, law in everyday life, law and social movements.

Professor Elena Cohen will join the Undergraduate Law program in the Winter 2022 term. She worked as an attorney in private practice and served as President of the National Lawyer’s Guild while completing her PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professor Cohen’s research examines the complicated intersections of law, religion, culture and citizenship, as well as questions of political protest, gender, sexuality and the law.

Contact Info

For more information, contact Professor Rose Corrigan at UGLaw@drexel.edu.