Law and Society - Supplemental Major

The Department of Government also coordinates a supplementary major in law and society that may be taken in addition to a regular major. The program is designed to allow students to combine law-related classes offered across a range of departments and disciplines. It is of particular interest to undergraduates interested in law school or who contemplate careers in fields closely related to the legal profession, such as government, politics, social work or law enforcement.

Requirements

The supplementary major consists of 24 credits chosen from the courses listed below. At least 18 credits must be earned in upper-division courses and 6 credits must be earned from listed courses outside the student's primary major. Candidates for the Law and Society degree must declare their supplementary major prior to completing the last 9 credits of the program.

Core Courses
Select three from the following:9
Criminal Law3
Law and Society3
Constitutional Law3
Judicial Process3
Criminal Procedural Law3
Civil Liberties
Mass Communications Law
Communication Skills
Select one from the following:3
Persuasion Theory and Practice3
Advanced Composition3
Writing Philosophy3
Critical Thinking Skills
Select one from the following:3
Classical Political Thought3
Informal Logic3
Formal Logic3
Jurisprudence
Select one from the following:3
Law of Evidence3
Forensic Law3
American Political Thought3
Philosophy of Law3
Psychology and the Law3
Crime and Society3
Legal Policy Issues
Select two from the following:6
Legal Environment of Business3
Consumers and the Law3
Courts and the Criminal Justice System3
Correctional Law3
New Mexico Law
The Supreme Court3
Religion and Politics3
Special Topics in Public Law3
International Law3
Legal Issues in Modern Society3
Hospitality and Travel Law3
Philosophy, Law and Ethics3
Social and Political Philosophy3
Juvenile Delinquency3
Total Credits24