Sociology of Law

Students at 2014 undergraduate awards
 Students at 2014 Undergraduate awards
 View of Upham Hall from a distance
Trees and Bell Tower
 Path between Upham and Gaskill
Upham courtyard
 Upham Hall seen from a distance
 Upham Hall
 Members of OMA and Gerontology Club
 Penny Lecture
Audience of a Penny Lecture
 Upham arch seen through the trees

Reading, critical thinking, and exposure to social contexts in which crime, the law, and legal systems operate are essential skills in law school. Our minor in The Sociology of Law focuses on these very skills, and they have served Miami students well in recent years. Graduates from the sociology program have gone on to prestigious law schools, including Ohio State University, Penn State University, The University of Texas, Cleveland State University, Loyola University (Chicago), The University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, and The University of Pennsylvania


The minor consists of three or four required courses and additional hours to be chosen from a set of electives for a total of at least 18 hours. A grade point average of 2.50 must be maintained for all courses in the minor.

This minor should be declared before or during your junior year. You may pursue only one pre-professional sociology minor. All courses for the minor (excluding field work) must be taken for a grade.

Please consult your Bulletin year for specific course requirements.