The pre-law minor is open students studying any discipline. Courses in the minor provide students with a background in international and constitutional law, the application of law, and skills to help succeed in the practice of law. This rigorous minor promotes critical thinking skills and effective oral and written communication across an interdisciplinary curriculum.


Students who are interested in a future law career are urged to join the Pre-Law Club. The Pre-Law Club is a student organization that provides information about law schools, entrance examinations, and career opportunities. The Pre-Law Club maintains a collection of law school catalogs and materials to help students prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The club organizes LSAT preparation and practice events, meetings with prominent attorneys and jurists, and field trips to visit law schools and courts in the region. It's also a great opportunity to socialize with other students who are preparing for law school.


Faculty in the Department of Political Science and Public Policy have expertise in areas ranging from local governance to global public policy and international relations. We also feature a cluster of scholars focused on law, judicial politics, and crime policy. PSPP faculty draw on internationally recognized research programs and extensive experience as program evaluators and consultants for governments, firms, and non-profits, to provide a cutting edge, and practice-informed, education to NDSU students. We encourage students who want to learn more about the pre-law minor to reach out via email or schedule an appointment via Navigate.