Minor in Studies in the Law

The minor in Studies in the Law is offered for students who are interested in learning more about law and the American legal system. Law is the binding force in society. It reflects the values of society and is constantly changing as society changes. Law deals with issues such as justice, equity, and the balance between the rights of individuals and the public interest.

Students will learn of their legal rights and responsibilities in today's society. This minor introduces students to the historical and current issues facing society through its legal system. The minor is not designed to prepare students to work as paralegals.

Total Credits: 18 (at least 6 credits must be at the 300 level)

Required courses: (6 credits)
LE 101     Introduction to the American Legal System (3 credits)
LE 211     Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing I (3 credits)

Elective courses: (12 credits)
At least 6 credits must be at the 300-level. Electives may be taken from all legal studies courses, except LE 480/1. Minors may not take LE 480 or LE 481, Legal Internship Seminar I and II. Students must meet the prerequisites for elective courses.

Other courses that may be used as electives (no more than one from this category)

  • EN 372  Law in Literature (3 credits)
  • LW 121  Business Law & Society (3 credits)
  • LW 122  The Law of Property, Sales and Negotiable Instruments (3 credits)
  • MSS 340  Communications Law (3 credits)
  • PL 202 Logical Reasoning (3 credits)
  • PS 383 Psychology and the Law (3 credits)
  • SO 383  Sociology of Law (3 credits)

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