Minor in Law

About the Minor

The undergraduate minor in Law provides foundational knowledge of the American legal system and examines how law interacts with every aspect of society, including policy, technology, and multiple career fields. The choice of electives allows students the opportunity for a more in-depth exploration of how the law applies to their major area of interest or study.

Program requirements

Required Courses
LAW 101Law & Society4.0
LAW 110American Legal Systems4.0
Electives *16.0
Select four undergraduate LAW courses; at least three must be 200-level or above
Law Lab
Foundations of Legal Research
The Role of the Common Law in the American Legal System
Public Law: Legislation and Regulation
Public Law II
Law & Religion in America Today
Regulating Families
Sex, Gender, Sexuality & the Law
Legal Reasoning
Comparative Legal Institutions
Mediation, Arbitration, and the Law of Alternate Dispute Resolution
Environmental Law
Immigration Law
Power, Professionalism, & the Law
Regulating the Commons
Capstone Seminar in Law
Special Topics in Law
Advanced Special Topics in Law
Total Credits24.0

Students may substitute one Law elective with a non-Law course with advisor permission

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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