Dec 04, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Legal Studies Minor


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Program Requirements


Joseph D. Giammo, Coordinator | Ross Hall 642 | (501) 569-3331 | jdgiammo@ualr.edu

The legal studies minor provides the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of law and legal institutions. The program is broadly humanistic, giving students a general knowledge of the institutional, philosophical, and historical character of the legal system. Course work in the program is designed to help students understand and use written and spoken language, to foster a critical understanding of the human institutions and values with which the law deals, and to stimulate creative thinking.

A minor in legal studies is not designed specifically to prepare a student for law school. There is no recommended major or minor for law school. If you are interested in attending law school, the best preparation is an undergraduate curriculum that requires you to investigate information, analyze it, and explain your conclusions clearly. Most often a broad liberal arts background is the best preparation for these tasks. See “Legal Studies ” for further information about preparation for law school.

The minor requires 18 hours, which must be approved by the coordinator. No more than nine hours may be chosen from any one discipline. The student’s individual needs and interests are important considerations in the course selection process. This minor may also be chosen as one of the concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum. Before beginning the program, students should get a list of approved courses for the minor by contacting the coordinator.

For more information contact the coordinator, Dr. Joseph Giammo. His phone number is 569-3331 and his e-mail address is jdgiammo@ualr.edu.

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