Timeline for Completing the Minor in Legal Studies

Proposed Timeline for Completing the Minor in Legal Studies (24 Credit Hours)  

*Note: This is just a recommendation.  Students are free to structure their academic program differently.

Freshman (6 Hours)

Fall

  • PLS 100: Intro to Law (2)
  • EDL 100: Intro to University Life, Pre-Law Section J1 or J2 (1)

Spring

  • PLS 200: Intro to Legal Research and Writing (3)
Sophomore (6 Hours)           

Fall

Spring

Junior (6 Hours)

Fall

Spring

  • PHIL 404 or PHIL 406: Logic (3)
Senior (6 hours)

Fall

Spring

  • PLS 400: Comparative Legal Systems (3) 

 

Reference Section

Oral and Written Communications
PLS 250 The Anatomy of a Lawsuit
PLS 300 Alternative Dispute Resolution
PLS 310 Introduction to Trial Advocacy
PLS 320 Introduction to Trial Advocacy Lab (0-2 hours)
PLS 340 Trial Advocacy
PLS 390 Introduction to Appellate Advocacy

Public Service
PLS 220 Law: A Service Learning Experience (Prerequisite: PLS 100)
PLS 410 Legal Internship (must be approved by Pre-Law Program Director - Prerequisite PLS 100 & PLS 200 or PLS 210)

Elective Credits
3 credit hours must be from the following; other three can be from a course from another category. Electives are arranged by major, however, students are free to take electives outside their major. 
Allied Health Majors
HIM 310 Medico-Legal Aspects
Business & Economics Majors
MGT 218 Legal Environment of Business I
MGT 428 Legal Environment of Business II
MGT 330 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
MGT 424 Legal Issues in Sports and Entertainment
MGT 425 Intercollegiate Athletics Management
ECON 412 Law and Economics
Communications Majors
CMM 305 Argumentation and Debate
CMM 409 Theories of Persuasion
CMM 442 Freedom of Expression
Criminal Justice & Sociology Majors
CCJ 350 Corporate White Collar Crime
CCJ 400 Field Work Practicum
CCJ 405 Criminal Law and Procedure
Engineering & the Sciences Majors
PLS 350 Environmental Law
PLS 375 Law for Engineers and Scientists
English Majors
ENGL 302 Rhetoric, Reasoning & Law
ENGL 393 Law and Literature
History Majors
HIST 339 History of English Law
HIST 370 Constitutional and Legal History of the United States
Philosophy Majors
PHIL 343 Philosophy of Law
Political Science Majors
POLS 210 American Constitution
POLS 211 American Constitution: Civil Liberties
POLS 310 Judicial Politics
POLS 313 Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
POLS 317 The Legislative Process
POLS 342 Administrative Law
POLS 364 International Law
POLS 493 Judicial Review and American Democracy
Psychology Majors
PSY 448 Psychology and Law
Social Work Majors
SWRK 302 American Social Welfare System
SWRK 711 Social Work and the Law

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