This program explores the law’s relationship to historical and contemporary social issues. Coursework in the minor helps students gain an understanding of legal history and legal structures, explore the role of the law and lawyers in solving social problems, consider the philosophical concept of justice, examine how law and legal reasoning affects nearly every aspect of contemporary life and get “hands on” internships and capstone experiences in a range of professional settings.
Coursework in the minor will:
The minor can enrich many other majors on campus including (but not limited to) business, communication, criminology, English, history, philosophy, pre-health sciences, psychology, public relations, religion and sociology. This is not a pre-professional program offering paralegal training, nor is it required for students who are planning to attend law school. Rather, it embodies the spirit of liberal learning, focusing on communication skills, critical thinking, textual analysis, quantitative analysis and moral reasoning. It will help prepare students for a wide range of law-related careers. Students interested in attending law school should also plan on completing additional courses in writing, logic and public speaking.
The Law and Society minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours.
All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.
*Students must earn at least a “B” in PLSC 220 to earn the law and society minor.
Choose a total of 9 hours from the following electives-(At least one in each category)