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 Quater & Year Course Completed
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 Quater & Year Course Completed
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 (3 credits)  
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 Quater & Year Course Completed
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 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 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.