Certificate in Law, Ethics & Society
The Certificate in Law, Ethics and Society prepares undergraduate students for training in the legal profession by imparting foundational knowledge about its values, principles and applications, while helping them develop the analytical, writing and other skills crucial to success in law school. Courses can be combined into themes, such as the environment, international trade, human rights and family law.
To declare the certificate, first complete this form.
- Only fill out the 1st page (do not include your SSN) and 3rd page (for Florida residents)
- Sign at the bottom of the 3rd page
- The Certificate is FREE (ignore the $30 fee)
- There is no GPA requirement
- You must be a degree-seeking student
- Drop off the application to a Pre-Law advisor. For the MMC campus, either the Philosophy Department (Dr. Rogerson, DM347) or ECS411. For the BBC campus, AC1300.
- Check your Panther audit 4 weeks later to make sure it states: "Law, Ethics and Society Certificate." If it doesn’t, inform an advisor.
Receiving your Certificate
1. After you have applied to graduate, contact your pre-law advisor in philosophy or at ECS 411. They will check your transcript to ensure you have completed the requirements.
2. Check your audit 4-6 weeks after graduation. It should state that you have been awarded the certificate. If there is a problem, contact your advisor.
Certificate courses must receive a “C” or better. Courses not listed below may be included at the discretion of the Certificate Director (consultation with a pre-law advisor is recommended).
Course Requirements (18 credits)
- 18 credits/6 courses from those listed below, and at least one must be selected from each category.
- Of the 18, 6 credits/2 courses must be "core courses" marked with an asterisk " * ".
Law & Legal Reasoning
CJL 3512: The Courts
ECO: 4703: International Trade Theory and Policy
EVR 4352: US Environmental Policy
EVR 4356: Coastal and Marine Environmental Policy
INR 3403: International Law
PHI 2100: Introduction to Logic
PHM 3400: Philosophy of Law*
PHM 4430: Philosophy of the US Constitution
POS 3603: Constitutional Law: Powers*
POS 3604: Constitutional Law: Limitations*
POS 3652: Law and the Legal Profession
CPO 4053: Political Repression and Human Rights
PHI 2600: Introduction to Ethics
PHM 3200: Social and Political Philosophy*
PHM 3601: Ethics*
PHM 3638: Contemporary Ethical Issues*
PHI 3640: Environmental Ethics
PHM 4360: (varying topics) e.g. Justice; Equality; Socialism & Democracy
PHI 4633: Biomedical Ethics
ECP 3451: Law and Economics
CPO 4062: Comparative Judicial Politics
CPO 4047: Politics of North American Cooperation
LAH 3718: History of US-Latin American Relations
PHM 4123: Philosophy and Feminism*
PHM 4362: Global Justice*
PHM 4510: Marxism
POT 3302: Political Ideologies
PSY 4931: (varying topics) e.g. Children and the Law; Psychology of Wrongful Convictions*
PSY 4842: Legal Psychology
SYG 3325: Social Deviancy
SYP 3520: Criminology
SYP 3550: Juvenile Delinquency