Legal Studies Minor

for the Undergraduate Minor in Legal Studies


dean of the college: Vikram David Amar

director of undergrad studies: Jennifer Pahre
admission information: https://law.illinois.edu/academics/degree-programs/legal-studies-minor/


college website: https://law.illinois.edu

college faculty: Law Faculty


college address: 244 Law Building, 504 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 333-0931

email: lawundergrad@illinois.edu


The Legal Studies minor, administered by the College of Law, is designed to provide students with a better understanding of how the law operates in a variety of contexts and develop critical thinking skills. The minor requires 18 hours of credit, with nine hours of core courses taught by College of Law professors and affiliated faculty, and an additional nine hours in one of three tracks: 1) Law & Politics; 2) Law & Cultures; or 3) Law & Economics of Food Security and Sustainability.
6 credit hours must be in 300- or 400- level courses. Other qualifying 300- or 400- level courses may be approved in consultation with the minor advisor. Students must have completed 30 credit hours prior to application, have Academic Good Standing status, and have a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher.
Prospective Legal Studies Minors must apply for acceptance into the program. For more information, please contact lawundergrad@illinois.edu for general instructions on how to apply for the minor.

Core Course work (at least 9 hours)9
Basic Constitutional Law & Individual Rights
Introduction to Law
Transitional Justice
Living the Law
Introduction to Legal Research
Art and Cultural Property Law
Race and Cultural Diversity
Law and Society
Law and Representation

Students will select one of the following tracks:

Law & Politics Track9
choose at least 9 hours from the following:
The US Constitution I
The US Constitution II
The US Supreme Court
Judicial Politics
Law and Public Policy
International Law
Law & Cultures Track9
choose at least 9 hours from the following:
Immigration, Law, and Rights
Criminalization and Punishment
Immigration, Health & Society
Race and Revolutions
Governance
Global Human Rights
US Racial & Ethnic Politics
Race, Gender & Power
Law & Economics of Food Security Track9
choose at least 9 hours from the following:
Environmental Economics
The World Food Economy
Economics of Food and Environmental Justice
Food Law
Natural Resource Economics
Principles of Public Policy
Agricultural Law
Environmental Law
Energy Economics
Environment and Development
Agr and Food Policies

6 credit hours must be in 300- or 400- level courses.  Other qualifying 300- or 400- level courses may be approved in consultation with the minor advisor.