Pre-Law Intellectual Property minor

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 19 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 (19 credits):

  • CHME 449. (3) Intellectual Property for Engineers & Scientists
  • ENGL 311G. (3) Advanced Composition
  • COMM 351. (3) Persuasion Theory
  • BLAW 316. (3)2 Legal Environment of Business
  • GOVT 100G. (3) American National Government
  • PHIL 100G.1 (3) Philosophy, Law, and Ethics
  • GOVT 308. (1) Prepping for Law School Admissions Test


  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.