Law & Society Minor

The department offers a Law and Society minor, which can be taken alongside any major at LVC. The minor is an interdisciplinary program that introduces students to the American legal system through a study of the United States Constitution and its normative and political context. The program is expected to be of particular use to those students who intend to apply to law school.

The minor in Law and Society requires 18 credits (6 courses). Depending on the courses selected, the credit may also count towards Politics, Philosophy, Business Administration, or Digital Communications requirements. Further, some courses may be taken in partial fulfilment of general education requirements. A Law & Society Minor Graduation Checklist is available to assist with tracking the requirements.

For more information, please contact Dr. Philip Benesch, the Director of the Law and Society Program, at

Required courses:

PHL 280 Logic
LAW 400 Internship

One of:
LAW 316 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
POL 316 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

One of:

LAW 499 Seminar in Law
PHL 417 Seminar in Law

One of:

BUS 371 Business Law I
DCOM 311 Information Law and Ethics
HIS 215 Law and Government
LAW 215 Law and Government

One of:

BUS 450 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
DSP 352 Marx and Marxism
DSP 356 Liberty and Justice
POL 345 The Philosophical Foundations of Politics