The Pre-Law Minor at the University of Montevallo offers students excellent preparation for the study of law, equipping them, upon graduation, for entry into law school. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to subjects that are required in the study of law. During this time, students are taught the skills necessary for success in subsequent legal education and research.
Montevallo students have been admitted to numerous law schools over the years, including the Law School of the University of Alabama, Cumberland Law School of Samford University, the Walter George Law School of Mercer University, the University of Mississippi, the University of Florida, and Loyola University of New Orleans. Three members of the Montevallo Board of Trustees are Montevallo graduates who went on to study law - two at the University of Alabama and one at Emory University. Our graduates also serve in the Alabama State Senate and House of Representatives.
The Program consists of 9 hours of required courses and 9 hours of elective courses.
BL 283 Legal Environment of Business
POS 200 American National Government
POS 475 Constitutional Law
POS 250 State & Local Government
POS/SOC 370 Research Methods in Social Sciences
POS 380 Foundations of Political Thought
POS 385 Modern Political Thought
SOC 342 Criminology
BL 384 Business Law*
AC 221 Principles of Accounting I
AC 222 Principles of Accounting II*
AC 421 Income Tax I
HIST 441 History of England I* and/or
HIST 442 History of England II*
*BL 283 is a prerequisite for BL 384. AC 221 is a prerequisite for AC 222.
HIST 101 and 102 are prerequisites for HIST 441 and 442.
Pre-Law at Montevallo: The Pre-Law Minor was developed by an interdisciplinary group of University of Montevallo faculty. Dr. Robert Barone, History, Dr. Jack Hamilton, Political Science (Retired), and the late Dr. Marvin Narz, Business, collaborated on the requirements for the minor.
Toward the end of the student’s sophomore year Dr. Carl Doerfler, the Pre-Law advisor, is available to discuss their academic progress and to answer questions relating to legal studies. During the junior year, the student and Dr. Deorfler will begin a review of law schools and apply for the LSAT test. Preparation for the test and discussion of professional options also begins at this time.
If you are interested in more information or have questions regarding pre-law at the University of Montevallo, please contact :
Dr. Carl Doerfler
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, AL 35115