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Legal Studies, Minor

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Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law and society and business.  The Minor in Legal Studies enhances a liberal arts education across traditional disciplines, focusing on the theory and operation of law and legal institutions.  The courses in the Minor in Legal Studies expose students to the many facets of law as a social phenomenon - its evolution, function, motivating ideas, and effects.  In addition to fostering critical thinking and other transferable skills, the broad base of knowledge about law-related topics that students acquire in this minor better positions them for employment in governmental and nonprofit agencies, as well as business, in which legal knowledge is beneficial.

Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the Minor in Legal Studies, students are required to complete LEGL 1100  with a grade of C or above and have a declared major at UNC Charlotte. 

Minor Requirements

The minor consists of 18 credit hours.  Students must take at least 3 credit hours in a Legal Skills course and the remaining 12 credit hours may consist of additional Legal Studies substance courses.  A maximum of 6 of these credit hours may be in the student’s major.  In addition, students may not take more than 6 credit hours from any one major area (e.g., AFRS, CJUS, COMM, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, SOCY). 

Foundation Course (3 credit hours)

Total = 18 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

Students are required to earn a C or above in all courses that are counted toward the minor.  No courses counted toward the minor may be taken with Pass/No Credit grading. 

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