Loyola University Maryland

Pre-Law Program

Law-Related Courses

Sample courses involving law at Loyola: 

  • CM 203: Introduction to Communication
  • CM301: News Reporting
  • CM 302: Free Speech, Free Expression
  • CM305: Media and the Political Process
  • CM310: Public Speaking
  • CM346: International Communication
  • CM354: Writing for Public Relations
  • CM366: Voice and Speech
  • CM383:  Broadcast Journalism 
  • EN291: Race, Law, and American Literature
  • FI121: Personal Financial Management
  • FI320: Financial Management
  • HS 308: White Man's Burden: The Origins of Racism
  • HS309: Law, Lawyers, and Litigants in European History
  • HS 330: Gender, Race, and Class in Modern Europe
  • HS 345: The Peoples of Early America
  • HS 346: Revolutionary America
  • HS 348: The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HS 352: America Since 1945
  • HS 355: African American History as Public History
  • HS 359: African American History Through Film
  • HS 360: African American History Since Emancipation
  • HS 366: The Civil Rights Era
  • HS 371: East Asia in the Modern World
  • HS 373: Nationalism and Decolonization in the Afro-Atlantic World
  • HS 382: Crime and Punishment in Latin America
  • HS 389: Gender and Power in Modern Africa
  • HS 393: Intro to Islamic History
  • LW 109: Business, Law, and Society: Special Topics
  • LW 305:  Legal Environment of Business
  • LW 350: Restorative Justice and Criminal Law
  • LW 406: Commercial Law
  • LW 409: Special Topics in Law and Social Responsibility
  • LW 410: International Business Law
  • LW411:  Environmental Law and Policy
  • LW 499: Internship in Legal Studies
  • PL 240: Philosophical Perspectives: The Psychology of War and Peace
  • PL 305: The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention
  • PL 314: Environmental Ethics
  • PL 333: Philosophy of Law
  • PL 391: Justice in Global Perspective
  • PS 322:  Mock Trial
  • PS 324:  State and Local Politics and Policymaking
  • PS 325:  Introduction to Public Policy
  • PS 337:  Analytical and Legal Reasoning
  • PS 338: Constitutional Law: Federalism and Separation of Powers
  • PS 339:  Constitutional Law: Individual Liberties
  • PS340: Politics of the Judicial Process
  • PS346: Law and Religion
  • PS399: Beltway Politics
  • PS 411:  The Legal Conservative Movement in the U.S.
  • PY202: Psychopathology
  • PY222: Cognitive Psychology
  • PY421: Forensic Psychology
  • PY427: Special Topics in Diversity, Ethics, & Justice in Psychology
  • SC 102: Societies and Institutions
  • SC260: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • SC330: Forensics
  • SC321: Deviance and Social Control
  • SC332: The Sociology of Crime and Criminals
  • SC333: Juvenile Delinquency
  • SC334: Conflict, War, and Peace
  • SC347: Special Topics in Criminology
  • TH267: The Holocaust and Jewish Law
  • TH274: Religion, Poverty, and American Health Care
  • TH306: Character Ethics: Becoming Good
  • TH310: Ethics: Peace Ethics
  • TH318: Bioethics and Social Justice
  • WR200: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
  • WR220: Introduction to Rhetoric
  • WR320: Argumentation
  • WR322: Gendered Rhetoric
  • WR324: Speech Writing and Delivery
  • WR325: Professional Writing
  • WR353: The Contemporary Essay
  • WR386: Special Topics in Rhetoric 
  • WR387: Special Topics in Professional Writing

*N.B. The above list of classes is not meant to be exhaustive. Generally, classes that are writing-  and speaking-intensive are excellent preparation for law school. Capstone seminars and honors thesis research are yet other examples across majors of courses that strengthen these skills. Students interested in pursuing particular areas of law (e.g., business law) might benefit from courses related to that background (e.g., AC201 Financial Accounting).