Curriculum

LAW AND SOCIETY MAJOR CURRICULUM

(18 Credit Hours)

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • Law, Politics, and Society (POL 1090)
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal Profession (LAW 1010)
  • Legal Research and Writing (LAW/POL XXXX)**
  • Western Legal Tradition (HIST XXXX)** OR Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1001)
  • Social Science Research Methods (POL 3001 / JOUR 3001 / SOC 4022)

Elective Courses (21 credits)

You must complete at least (6) credit hours in the Domestic Pathway and the International Pathway. Three (3) credit hours must be completed in the Interdisciplinary Pathway. Twelve (12) additional credits from any Pathway must be taken for a total of (21) credit hours.

Domestic Pathway (minimum of 6 credit hours – maximum of 12)

  • American Courts & Judicial Process (POL 2021)
  • Politics of Law & Religion (POL 2022)
  • Constitutional Law I: Federal System (POL 3021)
  • Constitutional Law II: Rights & Liberties (POL 3022)
  • American Constitutional Landmarks (LAW 2031)
  • Disability Rights Law (LAW 2030)
  • Legal Decision-making (POL XXXX)**
  • Justice and Public Policy (POL XXXX)**
  • Cyber Security Law (POL XXXX)**
  • Critical Issues in Domestic Justice (POL XXXX)**

International Pathway (minimum of 6 credit hours – maximum of 12)

  • International Law & Organization (POL 2088)
  • International Human Rights (POL 2089)
  • Ethics, Violence, and War (POL 3089)
  • Cooperation in International Relations (POL 2087)
  • International Religious Freedom (POL XXXX)**
  • Comparative Systems of Law & Justice (POL XXXX)**
  • Critical Issues in International Justice (POL XXXX)**

Interdisciplinary Pathway (minimum of 3 credit hours – maximum of 6)

  • Legal Environment in Business (BLAW 2080)
  • Global Legal Environment (BLAW 4045)* (prereqs)
  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (BLAW 4035)* (prereqs)
  • Consumer Law (BLAW 2096)
  • Media, Law, and Ethics (JOUR 2020)
  • Media Law (EMED 3035)*
  • Philosophy of Law (PHIL 3005)
  • Organizational Leadership and the Law (OLHR2070)
  • Introduction to Justice, Gender, and the Law (WGS 2039)
  • Women, Gender, and the Law (WGS 3050)
  • Global Biodiversity: Law & Policy (POL 3033 /EVST 6002)
  • Global Environmental Law & Policy (POL 3032/EVST 6001)
  • Construction Documents, Law, and Project Delivery Systems (CM 2001)*
  • Construction Law (CVE 6044)*
  • Entrepreneurship and Technology Law (AEEM 6067)* • Music Business II (JZST 6062)*
  • From Natural Law to Human Rights? (HIST 4002)

General Electives (Maximum of 6 credit hours)

  • Mock Trial (MLTI 3050) o Up to 6 credit hours
  • Legal Internship
    • Up to 6 credit hours of internship credit coming from POL or LAW with approval from the Certificate Program Director
    • Internships for small number of students at College of Law legal clinics which may include Ohio Innocence Project, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, and the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic

a Course is only open to majors in the specified academic unit

b Course has prerequisites