Law Minor

A minor in law is available through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The minor in law offers students the opportunity to study law as undergraduates. The minor gives special attention to developing skills in logical and critical thinking. The minors provide training and knowledge relevant for law-related fields, as well as a valuable credential for those seeking to enter those fields. The minor requires three core law classes taught by full-time Law School faculty. Additional requirements for the minor can be found in the school/college sections of the bulletin:

LEX 5000 Law in Social Context Cr. 3

Covers several substantive areas, with a particular focus on property in both its traditional common-law form (like owning a house) and in its newer statutory contexts (like intellectual property -- for example, owning a patent). What does it mean to own something? What makes someone a legal owner of something? What kinds of things can be owned, what things cannot, and why? Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

LEX 5010 Law and Harm Cr. 3

Presents the basic concepts of law and the fundamentals of legal analysis, giving in-depth attention to the fields of tort and criminal law and using them to examine how law conceives of, regulates, and adjudicates questions of harm. When can you sue a person or a group for harming you? On the street or in a business, what makes something a crime, and why do we prosecute and punish crimes the way we do? Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

LEX 5020 Legal Procedure Cr. 3

Examines the lifecycle of a case in court. Discusses how a lawsuit begins with the filing of a complaint and how it ends in a judicial order, and it covers everything else that happens along the way—with special attention paid to things like negotiation and settlement. Introduces legal concepts like “due process of law,” and explores the procedural similarities and differences between civil cases, criminal cases, and administrative proceedings. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.