Certificate in Pre-Law

Whether you see yourself in the courtroom, the boardroom, or a governmental office, a law degree can be your ticket to a rewarding career.  Lawyers are problem solvers.  Skilled in communication and able to work through the complexities of case law, statutes, and administrative regulations, lawyers play a vital role in society.  The Pre-law Certificate provides you with an understanding of the foundations of American law, a working knowledge of legal resources, and the skills to engage in basic legal research and argumentation.  With the Pre-law Certificate you’ll be better prepared for law school and for the legal profession.

Required Courses:

  • POLS 320: Introduction to Law
    •  Then choose 4 from the following:
      • POLS 422: Legal Advocacy
      • POLS 425: Legal Writing
      • POLS 620: Constitutional Law
      • POLS 621: American Civil Liberties
      • GBUS 204: Business Law l 
      • JUS 331 Criminal Law and Procedure

      Approved Seminar


Contact Information

Dr. Shala Mills
Rarick Hall 356
600 Park Street
Fort Hays State University
Hays, Kansas 67601
Phone:  785-628-4425
Email: samills@fhsu.edu
Website: Political Science

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