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Law BA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 14.00 LAW UNCLASSIFIED, CIP: 22.0000 Legal Studies, General)

School of Law

405B O'Brian Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

James G. Milles
Vice Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Law

Melinda Saran
Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Law BA Program

Academic Requirements

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer processes are guided by overall University at Buffalo policies on transfer credit.

For the major, there may be students who graduate from a community college program that touches on some aspects of law (e.g., Paralegal, Legal Administration). We will evaluate coursework of all students transferring to UB with coursework in these areas to identify all coursework that would meet any Law major course requirements.

Required Courses

Required Courses

LAW 101 Introduction to American Legal Institutions
LAW 201 Common Law
LAW 202 Public Law
LAW 301 Legal Reasoning

A. Intermediate Law Courses (select 3 courses, totaling 9 credits)
LAW 303 Lawyers & Clients
LAW 305 Introduction to Criminal Law
LAW 306 Family Law
LAW 307 Contract Law
LAW 308 Intellectual Property
LAW 309 Introduction to Business Organization and Business Law
LAW 310 Employment Law
LAW 311 Banking & Financial Compliance
LAW 313 Legal Aspects of Sports
LAW 314 Basic Fed Income Tax
LAW 315 Introduction to International Climate Change Law

B. Advanced Law Seminars (select 2 courses, totaling 6 credits)
LAW 401 Legal History
LAW 404 The Jury Trial
LAW 405 Law and Social Changte

C. Critical Reasoning Methods (select 1 course, totaling at least 3 credits at the 100 or 200-level)
APY 106 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ECO 182 Intro to Microeconomics
ENG 258 Mysteries
ENG 276 Literature and the Law
GGS 228 Feminist Theory
JDS 284 Justice in Bibles, Law and Philosophy
PHI 107 Ethics
PHI 115 Critical Thinking
PHI 162 Law, Morality & Authority
PHI 215 Symbolic Logic
SOC 293 Social Research Methods

D. Problems and Issues (select 1 course, totaling 3 credits at the 300-level or above)
GGS 324 Controlling Reproduction: Reproductive Rights
HIS 354 American Transition
HIS 356 Social History of Women 1875-Present
HIS 379 African American History 1877-Present
PSC 317 Environmental Politics
PSC 341 Regime Change
SOC 307 Criminology
SOC 309 Social Change
SOC 311 Drugs and Soceity
SOC 321 Race and Ethnicity
SOC 324 Sociology of Immigration
SOC 328 Social Inequality
SOC 331 Sociology of Wealth & Poverty
SOC 337 Sociology of Punishment
SOC 341 Environment and Society
SOC 345 Sociology of Deviance
SOC 348 Urban Sociology
SOC 363 Families and Public Policy
SOC 387 Sociology of Race and Racism
SOC 446 Advanced Topics and Environmental Sociology

E. Systems and Contexts (select 1 course, totaling 3 credits at the 300-level or above)
APY 492 Political and Legal Anthropology
END 313 Local Government Policy and Politics
END 439 Local Government Finance and Budgeting
GEO 330 Dynamics of International Business
GEO 333 International Trade
GGS 356 Social History of Women
HIS 310 2th Century US Political History
JDS 402 Jewish Law in Development
PSC 301 Cases in Civil Liberties
PSC 302 Protection of Civil Liberties
PSC 304 Legislative Politics
PSC 305 Judicial Politics
PSC 315 American Political Economy
PSC 332 International Organizations
PSC 339 International Law
PSC 430 Human Rights
SOC 305 Organizations and Sociology
SOC 317 Criminal Justice Systems
SOC 319 Juvenile Justice
SOC 384 Social Movements

F. Subject Focus Courses.  Select two courses from among the following list, or one course from the following list and one additional course from list C, D, or E for a total of 6 credits:
APY 318 Anthropology of War
ECO 201 Economic History of the United States
ECO 208 Introduction to Environmental Economics
ECO 211 Introduction to Health Economics
ENG 301 Criticism
ENG 370 Critical Race Theory
ENG 371 Queer Theory
GEO 103 Global Economic Geographies
GGS 213 Women in Contemporary Society
GGS 225 Violence in a  Gendered World
HIS 161 US History 1
HIS 162 US History 2
HIS 216 Crime and Punishment in America
PHI 105 Contemporary Moral Problems
PHI 217 Professional Ethics
PHI 234 Environmental Ethics
PHI 237 Bioethics
PHI 335 Contemporary Ethical Theory
PHI 338 Law and Morality
PHI 342 Political Philosophy
PHI 380 Nineteenth Century Enlightenment from Kant to Freud
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics
PSC 215 Law and the Political Process
PSC 225 Equality and Justice in the U.S>
PSC 293 Race and the Law
SOC 206 Social Problems
SOC 349 Classical Social Theory
SOC 373 Sociology of Law

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Law BA degree
Credits Required for Major42
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 46
Additional Credits Required for Electives32
Total Credits Required for Degree120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:20