The Minor in Legal Studies

The Minor in Legal Studies
Director: Benjamin Hutchens

The Legal Studies minor, offered by the Department of History, is an 18-credit, interdisciplinary minor designed to provide students with an introduction to law.  The minor serves to enhance one’s preparation for a law-related graduate program and/or career.

Required Courses (6.0 credits):
Select ANY TWO courses from the list below.

  • 21:512:265: American Legal History I
  • 21:512:266: American Legal History II
  • 43:600:101: Introduction to American Law

Electives (12.0 credits; no more than 6.0 credits from one department will be accepted):

  • Political Science

21:790:304: Introduction to Law & Legal Research
21:790:359: Government & Politics of New Jersey
21:790:376: American Political Theory
21:790:401: American Constitutional Development
21:790:409: Law & Public Policy
21:790:441: Civil Liberties

  • History

21:512:265: American Legal History I (use as elective if not used for required course)
21:512:266: American Legal History II (use as elective if not used for required course)

 NJIT History Courses

HIST 362: Sex, Gender & Law in American History
HIST 367: International Law & Diplomacy in History
HIST 369: Law & Society in History
HIST 370: Legal Issues in the History of Media
HIST 375: Legal Issues in Environmental History
HIST 378: Medicine and Health Law in Modern America

  • Criminal Justice

47:202:221: Case Processing: The Law & The Courts (formerly 47:202:310)
47:202:222: Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice (formerly 47:202:311)
47:202:225: Criminal Justice: Ethical and Philosophical Foundations (formerly 47:202:345)

  • Philosophy

21:730:107: Critical Thinking
21:730:201: Intro to Logic
21:730:212: Intro to Ethics
21:730:345: Philosophy of Law

  • Sociology

 21:920:349: Law and Society

  • Writing

 21:355:433: Writing In the Professions: Law

  • Rutgers School of Law-Newark

43:600:101: Introduction to American Law (use as elective if not used for required course)
43:600:102: Survey of American Business Law
43:600:104: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
43:600:105: Criminal Law
43:600:106: Animals: Ethics and Law