The NJIT Minor in Legal Studies

Administered by the NJIT History Faculty.
Director, Law, Technology and Culture Program; Faculty Coordinator, Legal Studies Minor: Professor Alison Lefkovitz.

Associate Director Professor Elizabeth Petrick

Inquiries may also be directed to Maureen O'Rourke, the Academic Coordinator.

Worksheet for the Minor in Legal Studies (.pdf)

 

The Minor in Legal Studies is a 15-credit, multidisciplinary minor designed to provide students with an introduction to the study of law as one way of preparation for entry into law school or other law-related, political or governmental careers.

Curriculum

Students take 15 credits in law-related courses drawn from academic programs and departments across NJIT and Rutgers University, Newark. The courses should be selected from different categories, as shown below. The list below includes courses already approved for credit; other law-related courses may be applied toward the minor with the approval of the faculty coordinator or designated advisor, including Hist 401, 402: Independent Study in History and STS  303: Independent Study in Science, Technology and Society. Note that by selecting courses wisely, NJIT students can fulfill 9 credits of GUR courses in Lit/Hist/Phil/STS, Open GUR, and the HSS Capstone seminar with courses that also count toward the Legal Studies Minor.

Take one course from each category (15 credits)

A. Law and Business/Engineering

  • IE 447: Legal Aspects of Engineering
  • IE 472: Product Liability Engineering
  • MGMT 290: Business Law I
  • MGMT 360: Business Law II
  • R600: 102: Survey of American Business Law

B. Law and History

  • HIST 369: Law and Society in History
  • HIST 361: Founding of the American Nation
  • HIST 370: Legal Issues in Media History
  • HIST 384: Invention and Regulation
  • R512:265, 266: American Legal History I and II
  • R512:379: U.S. History in the Courts

C. Law and Humanities

  • Phil 300: Philosophy of Law and Social Justice
  • STS 300: Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Technology
  • HSS 404: Civil Rights Revolution
  • HSS 404 Disability and the Law
  • HSS 408: STS Capstone Seminar: Communication, Ethics and Law

D.Law and Social Science

  • R202:302: Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice
  • R202:305: Case Processing: Law and Courts
  • R790:304*: Introduction to Law and Legal Research
  • R790:356*: Sex Law and Public Policy
  • R790:352: Politics, Elections and Public Policy
  • R790:381*: Judicial Process
  • R790:382: Environmental Politics and Policy
  • R790:401, 402*: American Constitutional Law and Politics I and II
  • R790:409*: Law and Public Policy (writing intensive)
  • R920:349: Law and Society

E. One from among any of the above categories

  • Any of the above courses, when the student has already fulfilled a category
  • IT 400 Information Technology and the Law
  • R600:101 Introduction to American Law
  • IT 332 Digital Crime

* Prerequisite is R790:201: American National Government, which may be taken to fulfill the GUR in Basic Social Science at NJIT