UMass Lowell's minor in Legal Studies is designed for students across all department majors who are seeking to gain a greater understanding of the role of law in our society. The law is central to theories, concepts, rules, and research in all academic programs. The Legal Studies Minor Program is not just for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in law or a law-related career. While many students with a Legal Studies minor attend law school following graduation or pursue a career in the law, the program also produces well-rounded, broadly educated adults that are prepared for the very complex and ever-changing world that we live in.
Legal Studies Faculty
The UMass Lowell Legal Studies full and part-time faculty members either possess doctorates in law and have varied and extensive practical legal experiences. They bring their real-world expertise directly into the Legal Studies classroom. The Legal Studies faculty are members of the Department of Economics, and they are renowned for scholarly pursuits including publication of textbooks, articles in academic law journals, and involvement in various legal conferences and organizations with activities throughout the world.
All Legal Studies full-time faculty members are available to advise and assist students in designing a pre-law course of study. Providing information on taking the LSAT examination, attending local law school forums, and applying to law schools is an integral part of the mission of the Legal Studies faculty.
For the latest course requirements, information and more please consult the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.