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Legal Studies

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Curriculum: The Legal Studies Master's Degree consists of 36 credit hours; however, a student must also meet the preliminary course requirement (LES 401: Legal Research and Citation - 4 credit hours) or its equivalent.

Core Courses (20 hours total)

  • LES 501 Seminar in Graduate Legal Studies (4 credit hours)
  • LES 512 Theories of Justice (4 credit hours)
  • LES 513 Seminar in Politics and Law (4 credit hours) OR LES 519 Seminar in Courts and Policy Making
  • LES 587 Public Advocacy (4 credit hours)
  • LES 504 Graduate Capstone Seminar (4 credit hours) OR LES 590 Thesis (4 - 8 credit hours)
Electives* (16 hours total at the 400 or 500 level)
  • LES Prefixed Courses as Approved by Advisor (8 credit hours) Can be substituted by clinical education or an internship
  • Other Electives as Approved by Advisor (8 credit hours)

*All electives need to be approved by advisor

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