ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Legal Studies at Goucher?

Legal Studies provides students interested in a career in law an opportunity to acquire the wide range of intellectual skills essential for academic success in law school. The goal of Legal Studies is not to train lawyers but to help students develop the highly sophisticated writing, analytical, and critical skills that law schools demand. 

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

Students in Legal Studies complete the interdisciplinary program of 20 credits that they satisfy while fulfilling the requirements of a traditional liberal arts major. By requiring students to take courses outside of their own field of study, the Legal Studies minor exposes them to academic methodology and critical approaches not inherent to their own disciplines, strengthens their writing and analytical skills, and broadens the base of their academic experience in preparation for law school or other legally related careers. In addition, students are exposed to both the for-profit and not for profit legal environment.

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

The prelaw concentration is offered in conjunction with the following majors: business management, communication, economics, environmental studies, English, history, and political science. Each student must complete four mandatory courses and either two or three electives.


Major & Minor Program Contacts
Legal Studies: Nancy Hubbard

Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
Nancy Hubbard, Miriam Katowitz (’73) Endowed Chair in Management and Accounting, Business Management: human resource management, environmental management, ethics, international business

Affiliate Faculty
George Delahunty, Mark Hiller, Elisa Koehler, Daniel Marcus, Matthew McConville, April Oettinger