The Legal Studies Minor gives students a better understanding of the legal field, including skills such as research, writing, and investigation. This major is available for students of any major.
Requirements for the Legal Studies Major
Students are required to take 16 semester credits, including:
CJ 210 Principles of Legal Research and Writing (4 Semester Hours)
A study and practical application of legal research skills and citation forms; analysis and determination of issues of law and fact and evaluations of points and authorities.
CJ 315 Business Law (3 Semester Hours)
This course is an introduction to the legal system, with emphasis on the law as it affects business relationships. Historical, social and moral factors are examined in an attempt to convey the dynamic nature of legal rules. Topics include the creation, nature and enforcement of legal obligations; the law of contracts from common law to the Uniform Commercial Code; sales under the Uniform Commercial Code; business ethics and law.
CJ 324 Constitutional Law (3 Semester Hours)
A study of the scope of federal powers, separation of powers and the federal system, the Bill of Rights, due process and equal protection. This class is cross listed at PO 320.
As well as six semester credits from the Legal Studies Minor Group 1 course offering:
CJ 220 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 Semester Hours)
CJ 222 Civil Litigation and Procedure (3 Semester Hours)
CJ 230 Investigative Techniques (3 Semester Hours)
CJ 303 Taxes & Culture Clinic I (2 or 3 Semester Hours)
CJ 311 Landmark Cases in Mental Health and the Law (3 Semester Hours)
CJ 312 Legal Issues in Sports (3 Semester Hours)
CJ 316 Business Law II (3 Semester Hours)
CJ 332 International Business Law (2 Semester Hours)
CJ 345 Psychology and Law (3 Semester Hours)
CJ 170-79/270-79/370-79 Special Topics in Legal Studies (2-4 Semester Hours)
CJ 331 Judicial Process (3 Semester Hours)