Win or lose, you are fascinated by the nuances of a legal argument. Could you benefit from developing a basic understanding of law?
With a minor in Legal Studies, you will learn key concepts, specific facts, and critical issues of U.S. and international law, and how to correctly apply this information to particular examples. You will analyze legal cases and identify and discuss the methods used in legal studies research. Then you will apply what you’ve learned to convincingly argue a case supported by evidence and reasoning.
The Legal Studies curriculum encourages an understanding of ethical thinking in legal problem-solving, which enhances personal analytical skills.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
You can select Legal Studies courses that will prepare you for law school or provide you with information that will be valuable for a variety of careers in the US and around the globe. Or simply benefit from a better understanding of law and government.
For a 12-credit minor:
Four (4) Legal Studies elective courses [not including The Legal Environment of Business (LGLS211), which is part of the business core], one (1) of which must be at the 400 level
DIGGING INTO THE ROOTS OF LAW
Courtney Bernard ‘13
Studying: Legal Studies, Accounting
Through courses at Bryant, I’ve come to understand the importance of the history of the law. To understand the purpose and application of modern-day law, one must look to its roots.
My favorite experiences so far have been three lively courses taught by Professor Michael Bryant who incorporates various cases - some from his own experience practicing law - to show the purpose and changing applications of various types of law.
The course on the Holocaust was particularly moving, incorporating a detailed history of the era as well as the law developed from it.