Legal Studies

Course Requirements

Requirements for Minor in Legal Studies

Professors of Legal Studies, in their advisory roles, will tailor the student's Legal Studies minor to complement the student's major.  For example, an Accounting major might take the following as his or her Legal Studies courses:  Introduction to Business Law, Corporate and Property Law, Law for the CPA and Pre-Law Student, The Legal Environment of Business, Business Planning, and Federal Income Tax Law.  

A Legal Studies minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits (6 courses) chosen from the Legal Studies courses (41 prefix), with at least 6 of the 18 credits at the 300 level or higher.  Note that only one introductory courses (41.261, 41.262) may be credited toward the minor.  Please consult with a member of the Legal Studies faculty for written registration of minor approval. Legal Studies course instruction is offered during the day and evening. Courses are taught in a variety of formats including the more traditional lecture hall mode and on-line. Not all Legal Studies courses are taught every semester.


For the latest course information including course descriptions, please consult the UMass Lowell online Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

  • The Development of the American Legal System
  • Introduction to Paralegal Studies
  • Introduction to Legal Studies (General)
  • Restorative Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Media, Law and Ethics
  • Disability and the Law
  • Introduction to Legal Concepts
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Studies (General)
  • Legal Issues in Racism
  • Corporate and Property Law
  • Law for the CPA and Pre-Law Student
  • The Legal Environment of Business
  • International Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • The Courts and the Constitution
  • Real Estate Law
  • Legal Issues in Health Care
  • Sports & Entertainment Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Computers and the Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Family Law
  • Elder Law
  • Comparative European Community Law
  • The Relationship of Law, Logic, and Ethics
  • Marketing’s Fifth  P: Prosecution and Legal Restriction
  • Women and the Law
  • Business Planning
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Research Methods
  • Directed Study: Law
  • Litigation
  • Federal Income Tax Law
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Directed Study in Law 
  • Seminar in Law
  • Legal Aspects of Cyberspace
  • The Paralegal Practicum