Minor in Legal Studies

Minor in Legal Studies

Declaring the Legal Studies Minor:

To declare the minor, please contact Noah Glusman, Legal Studies Program Manager at nglusman@uoregon.edu. In your email, please include your full name, student ID#, and UO email address. Prior to declaring the minor, you must show enrollment in (or completion of) at least one LAW or CRES course. If you declare the minor before enrolling in or taking a LAW/CRES course, you will be waitlisted until you meet this requirement.

Overview of the Legal Studies Minor Requirements:

1. At least 24 total credits, including:
     a. Core Courses: at least 8 credits
     b. LAW/CRES Electives: at least 8 credits
     c. Campus Partner Electives: at least 8 credits (see reverse side)
     d. Upper-Division: at least 12 of the 24 total credits must be upper-division (300/400 level)
2. All LAW/CRES courses and Campus Partner Electives must be passed with a letter grade of C- or better

 

CORE COURSES- Must satisfactorily complete at least 8 credits (must be passed with a C- or better):

Course Title
LAW 101, Introduction to American Law
CRES 101, Introduction to Conflict Resolution
LAW 102, Introduction to Criminal Law
LAW 202, Public International Law

*Two core courses required. Any additional core courses will be applied to the LAW Elective section below.

 

LAW/CRES ELECTIVE COURSES- Must satisfactorily complete at least 8 credits (must be passed with a C- or better):

Course Title
Law in American Society
LAW 101, Introduction to American Law (if not used above)
LAW 102, Introduction to Criminal Law (if not used above)
LAW 103, Introduction to Criminal Investigation
LAW 104, Introduction to Business Law
LAW 201, Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy
LAW 203, Controversies in Constitutional Law
LAW 250, Legal Research (2 credits)
LAW 301, Youth and Social Change
LAW 304, American Law and Families
LAW 305, Contracts in Society
LAW 310, Environmental Regulations
LAW 410, Legal Secrets
LAW 410, Race and Law
CRES 415, Conflict and Gender
CRES 445, Conflicts of Incarceration
Law in Global Society
CRES 101, Introduction to Conflict Resolution (if not used above)
LAW 202, Public International Law (if not used above)
Law 204, Immigration and Citizenship
CRES 351, Roles of a Diplomat (2 credits)
LAW 399, Transitional Justice
LAW 415, Human Rights, Law and Culture
CRES 420, Restorative Justice
CRES 430, Working Internationally
CRES 435, Israeli/Palestine Conflict
CRES 440/1, Dialogue Across Difference 1 & 2 (2 credits each)

*Any LAW/CRES courses not listed above will count towards the LAW/CRES Elective section of the Legal Studies Minor.

 

CAMPUS PARTNER ELECTIVES-Must satisfactorily complete at least 8 credits (must be passed with a C- or better):

Course Title
EDST 111, Educational Issues and Problems
EDST 220, Beginning Applications in Educational Technology
EDST 225, School and Representation in Film
ES 101, Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ES 352, Social Equity & Criminal Justice
ES 399, Race, Ethics, and Justice
ES 450, Race and Incarceration
ES 452, Race, Ethnicity, and the Law
FHS 482,Prevention of Youth Violence
INTL 360, International Cooperation and Conflict
INTL 370,International Human Rights
INTL 420, Global Community Development
INTL 431, Cross-Cultural Communication
J385, Communication Law
PHIL 102,Ethics
PHIL 307, Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 308, Social and Political Philosophy II
PHIL 344, Introduction to Philosophy of Law
PS 302, States Rights and States Wrongs
PS 368, Gender in the Law
PS 375, Race, Politics and the Law
PS 466, Civil Rights in Post-Warren Era
PS 470, Constitutional Law
PS 484, United States Supreme Court
PSY 420, Psychology and Law
SOC 207, Social Inequalities
SOC 345, Race and Ethnicity
SOC 380, Deviance, Control and Crime
SOC 484, Issues in Deviance, Control, and Crime

 

The offering of any courses listed above will depend on instructor availability and reasonable enrollment demand. A single substitution may be allowed under certain circumstances (see below).

Course Substitution

On petition approved by the Legal Studies Faculty Director, Professor Michael Musheno, students may fulfill the course requirements by substituting one equivalent course for any one listed elective course (LAW, CRES, or Campus Partner).

Please email Noah Glusman, Legal Studies Program Manager, at nglusman@uoregon.edu to request a course substitution. Include your student ID number, the course you wish to substitute, a syllabus or description for the course, and a reason for requesting the substitution.