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Legal Studies Minor

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“The law must be stable, but it must not stand still.” – Roscoe Pound, American legal scholar.

Law impacts all aspects of life, so it must keep pace with our ever-changing society and technological advancements. A career in law provides the opportunity to directly impact legal change in a variety of sectors and protect civil rights and liberties.

The legal studies minor ensures that students have the basic skills to succeed on the LSAT and in law school. Additionally, students are provided the opportunity to explore the areas of law that interest them the most. Since legal careers are available in a variety of fields, all majors are welcome. With only 18 credits, the minor can easily fit into nearly any student’s course schedule.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.