University of the Pacific offers students the opportunity to complete a pre-law minor, which consists of six courses that are also aimed at helping to prepare students for the rigors of law school. For more information about the minor contact Jeffrey Becker, Political Science Department, Wendell Phillips Center 124, phone 209.946.3986.
General Requirements for the Pre-Law Minor
A pre-law minor is designed to prepare students for the rigors of law school. The pre-law minor is expected to take six courses for a minimum of 21 units, 12 of which must be taken at Pacific.
- A total of at least 21 units must be taken to complete the minor (6 courses).
- Only 2 courses can be transferred from a community college, and none can fulfill the Area I requirement.
- At least 12 of the 21 units taken for the pre-law minor must be taken at Pacific.
- No more than 3 courses can be taken from a single academic department.
- All courses must be taken for a grade.
- Courses with grades lower than a C- will not be counted.
- Students must fill out a minor request form to declare the minor.
- Students must fill out a completion form when they finish the minor.