Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law, Ethics, and Society

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Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the minor: 18

The Law, Ethics, and Society Minor is an interdisciplinary liberal arts minor that focuses on the role of law in contemporary society. The purpose of the minor is to enable students to develop an understanding of the interaction between law and important ethical theories, social structures, and political systems, and to think critically about how ethical, social, and political issues ought to be addressed through law.

This minor is intended for students who plan on attending law school, students who are interested in pursuing other law-related careers, students who are interested in public policy, and students who are simply interested in learning more about the role of law in our society. In order to ensure that this minor provides students with a good preparation for law school, it has been developed in accordance with the American Bar Association’s Statement on Pre-Law Preparation.

The minor requires the completion of a minimum of 18 credits, with a minimum of five courses.  No more than two elective courses can taken from the same department.  No more than two courses can be double-counted between this minor and another major or minor.  

Minor Requirements

Course Requirements

Students must choose one of the following core courses:

Elective Courses

No more than two elective courses can be taken from the same department (not including the core courses listed above).

Experiential Component: Strongly Recommended

It is strongly recommended that students participate in an experiential learning component, such as Moot Court, an internship in law or social justice, or Ethics Bowl. One of the four Elective courses may be fulfilled with an experiential learning component. To explore qualifying options, students should speak with their Minor advisor.

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