Pre-Law Program Curriculum

This web page summarizes the requirements for the Pre-Law Certificate and the Law, Science & Technology (LS&T) Minor.  For complete information, please see the Rules for Pre-Law Certificate and LS&T Minor and please consult with Director Robert Pikowsky, Director of the Pre-Law Program and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy.  Please also see the detailed lists of requirements for the Pre-Law Certificate and the LS&T Minor.

Core Course Options: Certificate and Minor choose one (1)

Additional core courses can be taken in place of electives listed below.

  • PUBP 3000 Constitutional Issues
  • PUBP 3016 Judicial Process
  • PUBP 3610 Pre-Law Seminar
  • PUBP 4609 Legal Practice

Electives: Certificate choose three (3), Minor choose four (4)

  • CS 4010 Introduction to Computer Law
  • CS 4280 Survey of Telecommunications and the Law
  • CS 4725 Information Security Policy
  • CS 4726 Privacy, Technology, Policy, and Law
  • ECON 4300/01 Economics of Information, Transaction Costs and Contracts
  • ECON 4320/21 Economics of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
  • ECON 4370 Law and Economics
  • HTS 3002 History of American Business
  • HTS 3006 United States Labor History
  • HTS 3085 Law, Technology, and Politics
  • INTA 3031 Human Rights in a Technological World
  • INTA 3301* International Political Economy
  • INTA 4060 International Law
  • MGT 2106** Legal, Social, Ethical Aspects of Business
  • MGT 3102** Managing Human Resources within a Regulatory Environment
  • MGT 3605 Principles of Commercial Law
  • MGT 3606 International Business Law
  • MGT 3608 Technology Law and Ethics
  • MGT 3609 Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • MGT 3614 Law for Entrepreneurs
  • MGT 4010 Business Taxation
  • MGT 4725 Information Security Policy
  • MGT 4726 Privacy, Technology, Policy, and Law
  • PHIL 3113 Logic and Critical Thinking
  • PUBP 3000 Constitutional Issues (if not counted as a core course)
  • PUBP 3016 Judicial Process (if not counted as a core course)
  • PUBP 3610 Pre-Law Seminar (if not counted as a core course)
  • PUBP 4111 Internet and Public Policy
  • PUBP 4226 Business and Government
  • PUBP 4314 Environmental Policy and Regulation
  • PUBP 4440 Science, Technology, and Regulatory Policy
  • PUBP 4512 Politics of Telecommunications Policy
  • PUBP 4609 Legal Practice (if not counted as a core course)
  • PUBP 4620 Environmental Law
  • PUBP 4640 Technology Law, Policy, and Management
  • PUBP 4650 Internet Law
  • PUBP 4652 OLA Internship
  • PUBP 4725 Information Security Policy
  • PUBP 4726 Privacy, Technology, Policy, and Law
  • PUBP 6330 Environmental Law

Special Topics Courses (number designations may change)

  • CS 480# Special Topics: Internet Law
  • INTA 480# Special Topics: International Law
  • INTA 480# Special Topics: International Human Rights
  • INTA 480# Special Topics: National Security Law
  • INTA 480# Special Topics: The Laws of War
  • ME 480# Special Topics: Engineering Law and Ethics
  • ME 280# Special Topics: Patent Preparation and Process.
  • MGT 480# Special Topics: Business and Government Regulation
  • MGT 480# Special Topics: Corporate Governance
  • MGT 480# Special Topics: Legal Issues in Sports Management
  • PHIL 480# Special Topics: Health Care Law, Policy, and Management/Ethics
  • PHIL 480# Special Topics: Philosophical Analysis with Argument Mapping
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Biomedical Law, Policy, & Ethics
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Special Topics: Biotechnology Law, Policy, & Ethics
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Biotechnology Law & Policy
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Current Controversies
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Race, Gender, and the Fourteenth Amendment
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Health Care Law, Policy, and Management/Ethics
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: History of American Law
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Intellectual Property Transactions
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Law and Science
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Legal Internship
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Mock Trial
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Science, Philosophy, and the Law
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Transactional Law
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Survey of Telecommunications and the Law
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Sports Law and Public Policy
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Advanced Intellectual Property Law (one credit)
  • PUBP 480# Special Topics: Legal Research and Writing (one credit)

Also, special problems courses, as designated by the Director of the Law, Science & Technology Program on a case-by-case basis, may be counted towards the electives requirements for the Certificate and Minor.

*Note: INTA majors MAY NOT count this course as an elective toward the Certificate or Minor because it is required by name and number for the INTA major. This is an Institute rule for Certificates and Minors.

**Note: Management majors MAY NOT count this course as an elective toward the Certificate or Minor because it is required by name and number for the Management major. This is an Institute rule for Certificates and Minors.