The Legal Studies Program is run by the Politics Department in conjunction with several other academic departments. It allows students to focus on a wide variety of legal and justice issues, as examined from the perspective of various academic disciplines at USF. Most students participating in the program are considering law school and a legal career. Other students simply want a better background in law and justice, for a variety of future pursuits.Learn more about Pre-Law Advising
The Program offers two minors. The Legal Studies minor provides students with a broad perspective, including both U.S. and international legal and justice issues, as well as both civil law and criminal law. The Criminal Justice Studies minor is much more specialized, focusing solely on the U.S. criminal justice system. Students can complete either of the minors in conjunction with any major at USF. The Legal Studies Program also sponsors the 4/3 Law Program, which gives USF undergrads an advantage in seeking admission to the USF Law School. And, the Program also houses the Pre-Professional Law Committee, which provides students with advice and support for applying to law school, generally. For more specific information, proceed to the links for the Legal Studies minor, the Criminal Justice Studies minor, the 4/3 Law Program, and the Pre-Professional Law Committee.