Minor in Legal Studies

Students may seek an academic major or minor in legal studies.

The legal studies minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by combining study of the foundations, origins, and sources of law with practical lessons in legal research and legal writing to support further legal study or any occupation that requires a high level of critical thinking and task organization.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in legal studies requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in legal studies. Any LGST courses apply. It is recommended that students take LGST 101 as the first course for the minor (if the course has not already been applied elsewhere in the degree). The following courses are also recommended:

Students may apply no more than three 1-credit courses to the minor.

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

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