UMass Lowell's minor in Legal Studies program is designed for students across all department majors who are seeking to gain a greater understanding of the role of law in our society, as well as for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in law or a law-related career.

UMass Lowell offers a Legal Studies minor and a paralegal certificate for students considering law school or who want to learn more about the legal system. The program is taught by the law faculty of the Legal Studies Program within the School of Criminology and Justice Studies. The faculty also serves as pre-law advisors for university students.

The Legal Studies minor provides students with a broad conceptual framework of legal studies and an opportunity to explore the law in an interdisciplinary perspective. We offer law courses in a wide variety of topics to compliment your academic program of study.