Program Contact: Michelle D. Miller 203-582-3231

The minor in Law in Society is designed 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 in this program 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.

Minor Policy: Students may complete only one minor using the same courses. Majors may not complete a minor within the same department.

Students in this minor must complete:

Required courses
LE 101Introduction to the American Legal System3
LE 211Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing I3
Elective courses
Select 12 credits of LE courses. At least 6 credits must be at the 300 level 112
Total Credits18

Electives may be taken from all legal studies courses, except LE 485 and LE 490; minors may not take LE 485 or LE 490.

Students must meet the prerequisites for elective courses.

Other courses that may be used as electives
No more than one from this list:
BLW 221Business Law and Society3
MSS 340Communications Law and Policy3