2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Legal Studies Certificate

Program Description

The Legal Studies certificate is intended for students who want to attend law school. Students learn about the U.S. legal system and how to critically analyze legal source material, such as court decisions and statutes. Students are given important instruction on the U.S. Constitution and in specific areas of law and social policy.

Admission Requirements

Must have a declared major, completed ENG 1100, 1130, or 1140 with a grade of C or better, and at least two other courses in the WSU Core maintaining a GPA of 2.75 or above.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this certificate will be able to:

(a) understand fundamental structure and process in the US legal system;
(b) understand legal reasoning and cases decided by the United States Supreme Court; 
(c) understand rules and doctrines in American constitutional law; 
(d) understand the substantive law in at least one chosen area of social policy.

For More Information

III. Law & Policy

Take one course from the following:

IV. Elective

Take 1 extra course from Area II (Court & Constitution) or Area III (Law & Policy)

Total Hours: 12