Legal Studies Minor

 

Students who are interested in law school may wish to minor in Legal Studies. The Legal Studies minor provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law. Students may tailor the minor for a greater focus on the law in a particular area of interest.

THE LEGAL STUDIES MINOR IS NOT INTENDED TO PREPARE A STUDENT FOR A CAREER AS A PARALEGAL AND IS NOT APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION.

 

To earn a degree in Legal Studies the student must complete:

PS 380-Introduction to Law in the American Society

PLS 382-Civil Litigation

PLS 383-Legal Research

In addition the student must complete 4 courses from the list below, one of which must be an additional Political Science course:

AJ 330-Criminal Law

AJ 360-Introduction to Juvenile Justice

AJ 430-Criminal Procedure

AJ 471-Victims of Crime

BA 200-The Legal Environment of Business

BA 411- Advanced Business Law

CHS 470-Health Law and Justice

EI 461-Entertainment Law

MCJ 460-Press Law and Ethics

PLS-384-Legal Drafting

PLS 385-Law Office Computing and Management

PLS 386-Equity Practice

PLS 387-Title Searching and Loan Document Preparation

PLS 388-Commercial Skills

PS 404-Legislative Process

PS 431-International Law and Organizations

PS 480-United States Constitutional Law

PS 481-The American Judicial Process

PS 484-Administrative Law

PS 485-International Law

PS 489-United States Supreme Court and Civil Liberties

REI 340-Real Estate Law

  • Other courses could be considered for addition to the list. 
  • Students Majoring in Paralegal Studies are not eligible for a Minor in Legal Studies.
  • Students Majoring in Political Science and Minoring in Legal Studies may not count PS courses taken toward both the Major and Minor.