Legal Studies Minor

The purpose of the minor in legal studies is to allow students to develop a greater understanding of the impact of law and legal institutions on society and public policy. Students study the sources and evolution of law, the legal process, and how law functions in a complex social, political, and economic system.

The minor consists of 18 credits. The two required foundation courses introduce legal methodology, including legal analysis, the Socratic method, and case law studies. In addition, students select two courses on specific applications of the law and two courses on the larger social and ethical dimensions of the law. The requirements of the minor should complement and supplement the majors of students with diverse career goals.

Required Courses
GBUS 20300Legal Environment of Business I3
GBUS 20400Legal Environment of Business II3
or GBUS 30700 Commercial Law
Applied Law Electives
Select 6 credits from the Legal Studies Minor Applied Law Elective group.6
LGST 3xxxx to 4xxxx level courses
GBUS 3xxxx to 4xxxx level courses
TVR 31300 to 31305: Topics in Media Law and Policy
Government and Media
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Policy
Labor Relations in Sport
Communication at the Bargaining Table
Oral Advocacy in Arbitration and the Courts
Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Electives
Select 6 credits from the Legal Studies Minor SPEC Elective group.6
SOCI 1xxxx to 4xxxx level courses
PHIL 1xxxx to 4xxxx level courses
POLT 1xxxx to 4xxxx level courses
Introduction to Law and the Media
Total Credits18