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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.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite courses required for admission to the Law BA program.

Required Courses

Required Courses (12 credits):
LAW 101 Introduction to American Legal Institutions
LAW 201 Common Law
LAW 202 Public Law
LAW 301 Legal Reasoning

Electives in the major (30 credits):

A. Intermediate Law Courses (select 3 courses, totaling 9 credits)

B. Advanced Law Seminars (select 2 courses, totaling 6 credits)

C. Critical Reasoning Methods (select 1 course, totaling at least 3 credits at the 100 or 200-level)

D. Problems and Issues (select 1 course, totaling 3 credits at the 300-level or above)

E. Systems and Contexts (select 1 course, totaling 3 credits at the 300-level or above)

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:

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: Nov 11, 2020 14:29:55