The minor in Law Studies is designed for students with an interest in studying law. The minor is beneficial for students who wish to structure their academic program to help prepare for law school. The minor will also serve the needs of students such as those who have an interest in human resources management, political science, construction management and supply chain management who want to learn more about the field of law and its many diverse issues and perspectives. All students choosing to minor in Law Studies must complete 18 credit hours (six courses) and satisfy requirements indicated below.

The following courses are required:

  • LW270 Law and Society I
  • LW/POL499 Law Studies Minor Portfolio (no credit)


Students choose two courses from the following list of courses with substantive law content:

  • LW466 Law and the Workplace
  • LW471 Law and Society II
  • POL375 Environmental Law
  • POL400 Constitutional Law


Students choose two courses related to social and policy issues. The list below includes such courses. For the complete list, contact either the Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences at 315-268- 6411 or the Associate Dean of Business at 315-268-2300.

  • POL380 Law and Bioethics
  • PHIL405 Sustainability Theory and Practice
  • PHIL243 Business Ethics
  • POL362 Human Rights Law & Politics
  • LW490 Internship (subject to availability)
  • POL/SOC470 Environmental Policy
  • PHIL341 Professional Ethics
  • POL471 Energy Policy (Univ:STS&EC:1)
  • EC/EV320 Social and Political Issues in the Adirondacks
  • LIT335/POL335 Violence & Reconciliation
  • PHIL310 World Religions & Contemporary Issues
  • POL372 Biofuel & Farm Policy
  • SOC330 Health, Wealth, Integrity & Environment


Students must complete one communication course. The list below includes such courses. For the complete list, contact either the Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences at 315-268-6411 or the Associate Dean of Business at 315-268-2300.

  • COMM210 Theory of Rhetoric for Business, Science and Engineering
  • COMM410 Theory and Philosophy of Communication
  • COMM217 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • PHIL330 Logic for Critical Thinking
  • COMM417 Business and Professional Speaking