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Law Program

Sharpen your critical thinking and speaking skills with a minor in Law

As one of our professors puts it, “Flagler’s Law program gives you the keys to the kingdom.” When you choose to strengthen your major with a minor in the Flagler College Law program, you’re enabling yourself to take on pretty much any future challenge, career goal, or post-graduate program, including (but not limited to) law school.

Pre-Law

Program Description

Flagler’s rigorous law classes simulate those at law schools, so you’ll be trained and ready for post-graduate study. The fact that our program is generously endowed means we have resources to develop valuable experiences for our students, like competing against other schools in the American Mock Trial Association. As a Flagler Law minor, you’ll intern with the courts, the State Attorney’s office, and local law firms. Plus, you can expect attentive advising—from professors who are also practicing attorneys—to help you navigate admission to law school; LSAT preparation; and financial considerations.

Minor Requirements

A total of 21 credit hours is needed to complete the course requirements. LAW 470, PHI 223, and LAW 419 or LAW 420 are required for the minor. For one of the seven required LAW courses, a student may substitute any law course from another discipline. This course substitution must be approved by the Law Program Director.

Required Courses
PHI 223 Logic I - Critical Thinking
LAW 470 Senior Seminar in Law

Select 2 courses from below (Substantive Law)
LAW/HIS 307 American Legal History
LAW 310 Legal Environment of Business
LAW 311 Advanced Business Law
LAW/POS 341 American Constitutional Law: The Federal System
LAW/POS 342 American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
LAW 372 Criminal Law
LAW 373 Constitutional Criminal Procedure
LAW 380 Civil Law and Procedure
LAW/INT 375 International Law

Select 2 courses from below (Professional Skills)
Must take either LAW 419 or LAW 420
LAW 405 Legal Argumentation
LAW 419 Legal Method and Process
LAW 425 Trial Tactics
LAW 430 Legal Strategies
LAW 435 Legal Ethics and Professionalism
One or more additional course with a LAW prefix

Associate Professor of Law and History Tracy Upchurch is one of Flagler’s most active professors, on and off campus.

Why Minor in Law at Flagler?

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About Frank D. Upchurch, Sr.

The Frank D. Upchurch, Sr., Endowed Law Program is named in honor of Frank D. Upchurch, Sr., by his family and friends as an enduring memorial to commemorate his contributions to the legal profession, St. Augustine, and the State of Florida. He served as City Commissioner and Mayor of St. Augustine, Representative to the Florida House of Representatives, and as a member of the Florida Senate. He was an ardent preservationist and helped establish the St. Augustine Restoration Commission to help preserve, restore, and interpret colonial St. Augustine for future generations.