As of Fall 2023, our minor has changed to reflect the 4-credit courses most departments are teaching.

Below is the NEW minor, followed by the minor requirements for those who enrolled in the minor before Summer 2023.  We are working to foster robust choices in classes for all minors throughout this 3-year transition from the one to the other.

Minor Requirements as of Fall 2023.  This is the minor for anyone entering IC or adding the Legal Studies Minor as of Fall 2023.  This is a five course sequence (4 credits), totaling 18-20 credits:

  1. Foundations in Law and Justice course;
  2. Legal Studies course at the 300-level;
  3. Three courses from this list of options:
  • Juvenile Delinquency, or Definitions of Normality;
  • Topics in Media Law and Policy, or Legal Environment of Business;
  • Philosophical Problems in the Law;
  • Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties, or Supreme Court in U.S. Politics;
  • Japanese Americans & Mass Incarceration, or Policing the Borderlands

Minor Requirements for those students who added the minor before Summer, 2023. This is a six course sequence (3 credits each), totaling 18 credits:

  1. Foundations in Law and Justice course;
  2. Choose one: Legal Environment of Business I;  Juvenile Delinquency; Law and Media;
  3. Choose two Legal Studies courses at the 300-level and above;
  4. Choose two:  Courses tagged with a Legal Studies minor attribute: dozens of classes spread across Ithaca College.

True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.

Jonathan Sacks