Legal Studies

Gain familiarity with the ways in which law operates in society and the many facets of the law as a social phenomenon. Offered as a minor.

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Program Overview

The minor in Legal Studies exposes you to the study of "law in context." You will acquire familiarity with the ways in which law operates in society and the many facets of the law as a social phenomenon – its origins, evolution, function, and effects. Furthermore, you will be exposed to practical skills needed to analyze legal phenomena and to investigate legal resources, broadly defined.

As a student pursuing a Legal Studies minor, you will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Define or describe key concepts, specific facts, and critical issues of U.S. and international law, and to correctly apply this information to particular examples.
  • Use conceptual models and theories to analyze legal cases.

  • Identify and discuss the methods used in legal studies research.

  • Apply the methods of legal studies in making convincing arguments supported by evidence and reasoning.

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CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ADVANTAGE

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.  
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