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 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.