Catalog 2021-2022

Law, Justice and Advocacy Minor

The law, justice and advocacy minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to improve critical thinking, communication, writing and advocacy skills. These skills are beneficial to most careers and professions, but particularly valuable for students interested in attending law school or entering other law-related careers. Recent graduates have attended nationally renowned law schools across the nation.

To earn a minor in law, justice and advocacy (20 credits), students should complete the following course of study.

Degree Requirements

Advocacy Requirement

Choose one of the following:

LJA 315Appellate Advocacy

4

LJA 316Trial Advocacy

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Core Courses

LJA 204Introduction to Law, Justice, and Advocacy

4

And two of the following courses:

HIS 335U.S. Constitutional History

4

LJA 211Legal Research and Writing

4

PHL 202Ethics

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Elective Requirement

Choose 4 credits from the following list of courses (or one of the advocacy courses not taken to fulfill that requirement):

BUS 221Business Law and Social Responsibility

4

COM 327Communication and Law

4

CRM 311Criminal Law and Procedure

4

HIS 229History of Sexuality

4

HIS 275The Civil Rights Movement

4

LJA 450Independent Study

1

PHL 201Logic

4

PHL 311Philosophy of Law

4

PSC 375Constitutional Law I: Institutional Powers

4

SPE 212Global Speech, Human Rights and Social Justice

4

SPE 315Freedom of Speech and First Amendment Studies

4

SPE 425Persuasion, Argumentation, and Conflict Resolution

4

SPM 397Legal Issues and Risk Management in Sport

3

Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credit Hours: 20