Minor in Law in Society
Program Contact: Jill E. Martin 203-582-8712
The minor in Law in Society is offered for students who are interested in learning more about law and the American legal system. Law is the binding force in society. It reflects the values of society and is constantly changing as society changes. Law deals with issues such as justice, equity and the balance between the rights of individuals and the public interest. Students will learn of their legal rights and responsibilities in today’s society. This minor introduces students to the historical and current issues facing society through its legal system. The minor is not designed to prepare students to work as paralegals and is not approved by the American Bar Association.
Law in Society Minor Curriculum
|LE 101||Introduction to the American Legal System||3|
|LE 211||Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing I||3|
|Select 12 credits of LE courses. At least 6 credits must be at the 300 level 1||12|
Electives may be taken from all legal studies courses, except LE 485 - Minors may not take LE 485.
Students must meet the prerequisites for elective courses.
|Other courses that may be used as electives|
|No more than one from this list:|
|LW 221||Business Law and Society||3|
|LW 322||The Law of Property, Sales and Negotiable Instruments||3|
|MSS 340||Communications Law and Policy||3|
|PL 202||Logical Reasoning||3|
|PS 383||Psychology and the Law||3|
|SO 383||Sociology of Law||3|