2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Legal Studies Minor


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Requirements for Minors

  • At least 50% of the minor courses must be unduplicated, i.e., not used to simultaneously satisfy credit requirements of the major, core curriculum, or additional minors.
  • At least 50% of the minor courses must be completed in residence at UNH.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the minor (programs may set higher requirements).
  • A student may not declare a major and minor in the same program.

 

A minor in legal studies does not prepare students to become paralegals, is not an ABA approved program option, and is distinct from the Paralegal Certificate program.  The ABA approved Paralegal Certificate program has specific legal specialty course requirements, while the minor only requires completion of LSTD 1100  Introduction to Legal Concepts plus any five other legal studies (LSTD) courses.  A student who wants to obtain both a minor and Paralegal Certificate, must take a minimum of 27 LSTD credits (9 courses) and fulfill the requirements of both the Paralegal Certificate and a minor, since no more than three courses may overlap.

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