Legal Studies Minor

  • Open to all students, with the exception of Legal Studies majors.
  • Designed to expose students to a curriculum in legal studies, particularly students majoring in other disciplines such as accounting, risk management or finance who are considering law school. Students will learn how to read cases and statutes, do legal research and make a legal argument as well as identify the legal issues that will impact their business and personal decisions.
  • All students are required to take the prerequisite course LGLS 1101, which is a lower division Fox School foundation.
  • Five courses are required:
    Prerequisite Course
    LGLS 1101Legal Environment of Business3
    Required Courses
    LGLS 1112Law for Business 13
    LGLS 3562Legal Aspects of Global Business3
    Select two of the following:6
    Sports and the Law
    Entertainment Law
    Environmental Law and Sustainability
    Corporate Governance
    Technology, Privacy and Intellectual Property Law
    Detecting Financial Crimes
    Legal and Policy Issues in the Workplace
    Special Topics - Law
    Pre-Law Internship and Seminar
    Independent Study
    Real Estate Fundamentals
    Real Estate Practice
    Total Credit Hours15
  • Three of the four courses required for the minor must be taken at Temple University. Residency excludes LGLS 1101.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • To declare or rescind this minor, visit the Fox School of Business and Management.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.