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The Pre-Law Minor offers students a novel path to develop legal knowledge and analytical skills during their undergraduate experience. Students from any discipline who are interested in pursuing a legal career, or simply wish to know how to better protect themselves and their creative assets, will take select classes focusing on law, government, policy, negotiation and business. These concepts will be explored through the lens of the creative industries, providing students with an accessible and meaningful knowledge of the law regardless of which career path they choose to follow.
As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of U.S. legal theory;
identify commonly occurring legal issues in the arts and entertainment;
employ critical thinking skills to perform basic legal analysis;
recognize the value of negotiation and mediation as alternative methods of solving legal disputes;
apply legal and ethical considerations to the process of business decision-making;
articulate how public policy shapes the relationship between governments and those they govern; and
recognize how the law can be used to oppress or empower individuals and organizations.