Law and Legal Studies Minor at a Glance

Learn more about the course requirements for the minor.

Courses available Summer 2024

Courses available Fall 2024

The minor in Law and Legal Studies offers an interdisciplinary, liberal arts approach to the study of law. This is an academic program, not a professional training program, emphasizing the social, cultural and philosophical foundations and impacts of law and legal systems. It is designed for Pre-Law students and for a broad array of students from across the UTA campus who are interested in the relationship of law to society and culture.

Upon completion of the Law & Legal Studies minor, students will have developed the following knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes applicable towards the study and practice of law: 

  • Analyze judicial opinions and apply court precedent to new issues arising in both every day practical transactions and within the court system;
  • Effectively and persuasively communicate simple and complex ideas at a level consistent with those attempting to pursue a law degree;
  • Demonstrate logical and reasoning abilities consistent with that required by the Law School Admissions Test;
  • Clearly define the role of attorneys within the American Judicial System and attorney interactions in society through various legal actions;
  • Identify a legal issue, research judicial opinion and effectively identify a likely outcome in a court of law; and
  • Communicate professionally and efficiently in writing in any corporate and legal professional setting.


Law and Legal Studies Minor Courses

(18 Credit Hours of Required Coursework)
Oral Advocacy (3 hrs.)
Advanced Writing (3 hrs.)
Experiential Learning Courses (3 hrs.)
  • Preparing for Careers in Political Science (POLS 4393)
  • Disability Studies Internship (DS 4395)
  • Women’s Studies Internship (WOMS 4393)
  • Legal Service Learning (HIST 4391)
Elective Courses (9 hrs.) (Min. 6 hrs. in 3000 or 4000 level courses)
American Judicial Systems (CRCJ 4301) Immigration in United States History (HIST 3325)
Basic International Law for Business (BLAW 4310) Interpreting in Legal Settings (SPAN 4344)
Biomedical Ethics (PHIL 3319) Introduction to Forensics (CRCJ 3370)
British Constitutional History (HIST 4359) Judicial Behavior and the Judicial Process (POLS 3330)
Business and Legal Translation (SPAN 4341) Jurisprudence (POLS 3333)
Business Ethics (PHIL 3324) Juvenile Justice Systems (CRCJ 3338)
Business Law I (BLAW 3311) Law and Economics (ECON 3305)
Business Law II (BLAW 3312) Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (BLAW 3310)
Communication Law and Ethics (COMM 3310) Legal Service Learning (HIST 4391)
Comparative Civil Rights History (HIST 4333) Logic (PHIL 2311)
Contemporary Moral Problems (PHIL 1304) Methods in Forensic Biology (BIOL 4355)
Crime Scene Investigation (CRCJ 3371) Natural Resources and Sustainability (GEOL 2406)
Criminal Investigation (CRCJ 2340) Philosophy of Law (PHIL 3320)
Economics of Public Policy (ECON 3335) Philosophy of Science and Technology (PHIL 3318)
Effective Business Communication (BCOM 3360) Race, Ethnicity and Family Formation (SOCI 4331)
Entertainment and Media Law (POLS 4392) Real Estate Law (BLAW 3314)
Ethics (PHIL 2312) Service Learning (BIOL 3331)
Forensic Biology (BIOL 4352) Sociology of Reproduction(SOCI 3332)
Forensic Expert Testimony (CRCJ 4343) Sociology of the Family (SOCI 3331)
Fundamentals of Reasoning (PHIL 1301) U.S. Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights (POLS 4332)
Fundamentals of Representation (THEA 1303)
U.S. Constitutional Law: Government Power (POLS 4331)
Global Warming (GEOL 1330)
U.S. Legal and Constitutional History, 1877 to Present (HIST 3331)
Great Anglo-American Trials (HIST 4330)
U.S. Legal and Constitutional History, Colonial to 1877 (HIST 3330)
History of Disability (DS 3307/HIST 3307)
Women, Work, and Social Change (SOCI 3356)