Legal Studies


Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

18 credit hours

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences/Legal Studies Department.

For information on general requirements for a minor, see Academic Policies and Procedures.

Program Description

The minor in legal studies is appropriate for students who are pursuing a career that has a significant connection to law and legal matters and who wish to deepen their understanding of the legal system. The legal studies minor will complement the skills gained in a student's major through practical assignments including legal research, legal reasoning, and legal writing.

Please note that the Legal Studies minor is not approved by the American Bar Association and does not prepare students to work as paralegals or legal assistants.

Required Courses

  • LEGL 2080 Topics in Law (6 hours)
  • LEGL 2400 Introduction to Law (3 hours)
  • LEGL 3490 or LEGL 3500 Civil Litigation or Criminal Litigation (3 hours)
  • Any Legal Studies courses at the 3000 level or above (6 hours)