No more than two courses from a given area can count towards legal studies elective credit. Students should select their electives so that they supplement their core courses. Students may want to use these electives to build a curriculum that emphasizes a particular substantive area of the law (business, criminal, constitutional, or international), or students may want to select courses that refine and hone particular skills that will help them be successful in law school (accounting and philosophy). Students may petition to have a course not recognized above count as an elective.
Courses in African and African American studies, business, communication, criminology and criminal justice, economics, English, history, international studies, journalism, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies complement the legal studies curriculum. These areas are also ideal as second majors and/or as minors.