Offered by Department of Risk, Actuarial Science, and Legal Studies, the Minor in Legal Studies is open to all students, with the exception of Legal Studies majors. The minor is designed to expose students to a curriculum in legal studies, particularly students majoring in other disciplines such as accounting, criminal justice, philosophy, 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 develop their critical thinking skills and identify the legal issues that will impact their business and personal decisions.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Jeffrey Boles, Department Chair
Speakman Hall, Room 204A


  • All students are required to take the prerequisite course BA 1103, which is a lower division Fox School foundation.
  • Five courses are required:
    Prerequisite Course
    BA 1103Legal and Ethical Reasoning in Business3
    Required Course
    LGLS 1112Law for Business3
    Select three of the following:9
    Law of Contracts
    Introduction to Corporate Compliance
    Entertainment Law
    Environmental Law and Sustainability
    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 BA 1103.
  • 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.