Pre Law in Intellectual Property


minor code: PLIP
The Pre-Law Intellectual Property minor at New Mexico State University is part of a pre-law education program that addresses the growing demand for lawyers with a strong understanding of a broad cross-section of STEM subjects. A student must pass 18 credits of courses with a grade C- or better chosen from menus available on the Chemical and Materials Engineering website. No courses may be taken S/U. All prerequisites for the classes must be met or consent of the instructor obtained before enrolling in class.

REQUIRED Courses (18 credits):


  1. upper-division, discipline-specific course in ethics
  2. Survey Engineering Majors may substitute
    SUR 312. (3) Legal Principles of Boundary Surveying


  • A Patent & Trademark workshop was held Sept. 21, 2016.  The presentations were filmed and are available for viewing by going to the Patent & Trademark Resource Center libguide ( and scrolling down to the PTRC Grand Opening Training box. You will find the videos, along with the presenters’ slides.
  • Students are advised to look for and take when available the course POLS 308. (1) Prepping for Law School Admissions Test.


Prof. Kim Seckler ( in the Department of Government serves the NMSU campus as the pre-law advisor.  She represents a resource at your availability to help you in preparing and applying to law school.

Last modified: April 4, 2021