SGA supports legal studies minor

The Student Government Association House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday night in support of a legal studies minor.

A legal studies minor would allow students to conduct research of political processes and institutions and engage in professional development along with community service.

Students who are interested in law school will have more leverage against other students with a pre-law degree, according to the resolution.

Candace Ruocco, head of the Academic Affairs committee, said the classes for the minor would fall into the typical unofficial pre-law program.

After being approved by SGA, the resolution will go to faculty who run the pre-law program for approval before proposal to the political science department. From there, it will be presented to Michael Butler, associate dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, for further study.