PROGRAM OVERVIEW The purpose of this program is to provide Drake students, regardless of their majors, with an opportunity to learn basic legal concepts across a wide range of legal topics relevant to their personal and professional lives. As future members of a community, students will enter into a variety of contractual relationships, business and otherwise. They will deal with typical legal issues related to property, employment, business relationships, personal injury liability and financial transactions like securing of a consumer loan, purchasing and mortgaging a home, and investing in stocks and bonds. This concentration is designed to inform students of their legal rights and responsibilities in these situations. In addition, the concentration requires an ethical component because a legal system cannot survive unless it reflects the values of its society.
The concentration is particularly valuable for students considering graduate study in law school, for business majors who wish to expand their knowledge of the legal principles that govern the conduct of business, and for Law, Politics and Society majors in the College of Arts and Sciences who wish to extend the legal aspects of their major.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONCENTRATION 18 credits are required consisting of the following courses:
A GPA of 2.00 in the courses in the concentration is required to receive credit for the concentration.
June, July, August: The Office of Admission is open for individual campus visits and tours Monday-Friday.
June -The application for Fall 2013 transfer admission will be accepted through the end of the month. Applications submitted after July 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
July 4-5- Drake closed for Independence Day
August 1 - application opens for Fall 2014 admission
August 5-9- Iowa Private College Week
August 21 - First Year Student move-in day
August 26 - First day of fall semester