Tougaloo College in Mississippi to Offer a New Pre-Law Program

tougalooHistorically Black Tougaloo College in Mississippi has announced that beginning this fall it will be offering a new minor program in pre-law. Students in the program will be required to take 18 credit hours to qualify for the pre-law minor. Required courses include two semesters of constitutional law, legal research, legal writing, the legal environment of business, and the logic and effective thinking.

Students in the pre-law program are encouraged to take courses in mock trial, American national government, and ethics, medicine, and technology. Students will need to maintain at least a 2.0 average to qualify for the credential of the pre-law minor. Students in the pre-law program must all comply with a professional dress code.

According to the college, “students who complete the Pre-Law Minor will develop a deeper understanding of how law and legal systems intersect with the everyday lives of ordinary people, especially in terms of race, class, ethnicity, gender, age, and sexual orientation.  Students will also develop a deeper awareness of how law and legal systems intersect with systems of power and privilege.”

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Alcorn State University Recruited for Federal Student Pathway Program for Careers in Public Service

The Pathway Public Service Program was established in 2019 to develop the next generation of diverse, qualified, and motivated public health servants. Over the past five years, the program has hired over 100 student interns.

Five Black Scholars Selected for New Faculty Positions

The five Black scholars who aer taking on new roles are Khadene Harris at Rice University in Houston, Nakia Melecio at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Bettina Drake at Washington University in St. Louis, Arlette Ngoubene Atioky at Goucher College in Maryland, and Kandi Hill-Clarke at the University of Memphis.

Getty Images to Preserve Digital Photo Archives at Delaware State University

Currently, Delaware State University's photo archives contain thousands of photographs taken over the course of the university's 133 year history. Thanks to a new partnership with Getty Images, those images will be digitized and made available on

Porché Spence Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Advancing Diversity in Ecology

Dr. Spence currently serves as an assistant professor of environmental studies at North Carolina A&T State University. Throughout her career, she has developed several educational programs geared towards introducing students of color to environmental science fields.

Featured Jobs