Sep 19, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Law Minor

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No specific major is required or recommended to prepare you for law school or the Law School Admission Test. It is recommended that you choose a major that interests and challenges you. The Law School Admission Council recommends that you take advantage of educational, extra-curricular, and life experience opportunities to develop the following skills, values, and knowledge.

  • Analytic and problem solving skills
  • Critical reading abilities
  • Writing skills
  • Oral communication and listening abilities
  • General research skills
  • Task organization and management skills
  • The value of serving the interests of others while promoting justice
  • Understanding of history, political thought, math and financial matters, human behavior, and diverse cultures

Pre-Law Minors must complete a total of 18 hours in the minor area to include:

Program Requirements

18 hours, including


Outcome 1.

Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills and structure arguments for and against propositions.

Outcome 2.

Read, understand, and critically analyze complex written materials of substantial lengths.

Outcome 3.

Prepare analytical written material of substantial length and revise material in response to constructive criticism.

Outcome 4.

Demonstrate critical listening skills and communicate orally effectively in presentations before groups.

Outcome 5.

Demonstration of general research skills.

Outcome 6.

Demonstrate an understanding of social justice and the legal system, political thought, human behavior, and diverse cultures.


The interdisciplinary nature of the pre-law minor stipulates that assessment of the outcomes be accomplished through the assessments used in the various courses taken for the minor including written assignments, presentations and exams consistent with course objectives, readings, and classroom discussion.

Minor Note

  • At least 18 semester hours in a subject area are required for a minor.
  • A minimum of 9 hours in the minor must be earned at Avila University.
    • At least six of these hours must be numbered 300 or above. (Note: If the minor is in Biology or Chemistry, only four (4) of the 9 semester hours in the minor at Avila must be in courses numbered 300 or above.)

  • A minimum of 9 hours must be unique between a major and a minor. 
  • A grade of “C” or better must be earned for all graded courses required for the minor.

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