"The Law and Society Minor has prepared me well for my track to law school. I just recently was accepted to several law schools, and the coursework in this minor has served as a great legal base for my years to come.
The professors were very knowledgeable and informative, but most of all, they were passionate about what they were teaching. Whether the class was theory-based or applied, the professors kept me entertained and begging to learn more about the subject matter. If you want to attend law school and would like to get a basic understanding in many areas of law and legal theory, Law and Society would be a great minor for you."
"The Law and Society program at Missouri State is designed for students who are willing to be challenged and gain a broad understanding of different aspects of the legal field. In my experience the faculty I have encountered are among the best from each department, giving me new perspectives on law and a daily challenge in the class room. Each professor has experience in different aspects of the legal field giving me, as the student, knowledge from a wide range of experts.
Each course presents a new challenge - from the moot court sessions in Dr. Prosono’s Sociology of Law course, to the day-to-day class room experience in Dr. Pybas’ constitutional law courses in which students get to experience a class set up similarly to those one would encounter in law school. Dr. Carlie's, in his "An Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System" course, allows his students to not only learn from his personal experiences in the legal field but he also brings in a range of experts from an ex-gang member to an FBI agent, so students gain not only from his expertise but learn from others who have 'lived it.'
I recommend this program to any student who is interested in ANY aspect of the law because there is something to be gained from each discipline the various courses represent. The LAS program has broadened my view of the legal field. Although I am interested in going to law school, I now know that there is a world of possibilities and challenges throughout the legal field just waiting to be experienced. Whatever I end up doing as a career, the LAS program has confirmed for me that my place is in the legal field and I will continue to follow my passion inspired by many great professors."
"I graduate this spring (2007) with a major in Public Administration and a minor in Law and Society. I've enjoyed the class selection for the Law and Society minor and the content of the courses. They have been some of my favorite classes and I think the minor is also good for other students, like myself, who are contemplating law school.
I value the classes I've taken in the LAS minor so much that, if it was offered as a major, I would have taken it. I think the classes helped prepare me for a masters program in public administration, law school and other political science courses I have taken. There's nothing that stands out to me that I thought needed improvement. I know the minor will continue to be a success!"