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Legal Studies Major

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Legal Studies Minor

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Legal Studies

 

Faculty

Dr. Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo, Associate Professor of Legal Studies

Dr. Gary Keveles, Professor of Criminal Justice

 

Contributing Faculty

Dr. George Wright, Professor of Political Science

Dr. Khalil Dokhanchi, Professor of Political Science

Dr. Gloria Toivola, Professor of Political Science

 

The Legal Studies program provides an undergraduate major in liberal arts grounded in the humanist tradition of law, the primary focus of which is the study of law in its relations to politics, society and history. The Legal Studies program goes beyond what constitutes law and explores the mutual impacts of law and society. Moreover, the major encourages students to examine political influences, historical patterns, economic relations and the moral, philosophical and ethical foundations, and implications of law. Legal Studies is in an academic partnership with Criminal Justice, a 60-credit concentration. Criminal Justice offers a social science perspective on the law which complements and supplements the humanist perspective of Legal Studies.

 

The impact of law and legal processes upon the global and American citizenry has increased markedly in recent years. Contributing factors in the development of law include the growth and complexity of government, expanded ideas of individual and group rights, increased access by the public to knowledge and increased exposure to the domain of law. Law also is often used to structure expectations and demands in the human, political, economic and social relations in general. If citizens are to maintain and advance democratic forms of political participation, they require better understanding of the role of law, its goals, methods, successes and failures, and dominant as well as alternative forms of dispute resolution and legal action.

 

Graduates of the Legal Studies major will learn about the philosophical, ethical, political, sociological, historical and practical dimensions of law, particularly within the American model but also somewhat in the global domain. Students will explore the dominant and alternative paradigms to dispute resolution that exist, including the adversarial assumption, mediation and other forms of conflict resolution. They will also have exposure to substantive areas of law, such as contracts, real property, personal injury litigation, family law, and gain an understanding of legal procedures in civil or criminal contexts. This program offers coursework in law-related topics involving diversity issues, multicultural concerns and international contexts. It also explores the governmental and organizational structures within which law operates.

 

Legal Studies Major

A minimum of 36 credits is required, including all of the following courses:

LSTU 115    Law and Human Behavior........................................................3 credits

LSTU 230    U.S. National, State and Local Government..............................4 credits

LSTU 261    Contemporary Issues in Law and Society.................................3 credits

LSTU 268    Alternative Dispute Resolution..................................................3 credits

LSTU 305    Methods of Legal Research and Basic Legal Writing.................3 credits

LSTU 451    Constitutional Law II ...............................................................3 credits

LSTU 485    Capstone Experience...............................................................3 credits

or

LSTU 499    Independent Research/Applied Skills Capstone Experience (independent academic research project with faculty [499-2])

or

participation in Mock Trial, Mock Mediation, International Moot Court,
or Law Day [499-1]) with analysis paper of experience................................3 credits

 

For a total of 22 credits in required courses, together with one of the following legal procedure courses:

CJUS 210    Criminal Law and Procedure....................................................3 credits

or

LSTU 220    Civil Procedure........................................................................3 credits

 

For a total of 25 credits, together with a minimum of two credits from the following areas of substantive law (students are encouraged to take more credits from this area of courses as electives):

CJUS 211    Criminal Law..........................................................................3 credits

LSTU 221    Administrative Law.................................................................2 credits

LSTU 222    Probate, Wills and Estates......................................................2 credits

LSTU 223    Family Law............................................................................2 credits

LSTU 224    Personal Injury Litigation.........................................................2 credits

LSTU 225    Real Property.........................................................................2 credits

LSTU 227    Creditor's Remedies/Debtor's Rights.......................................2 credits

LSTU 228    Contract Law ........................................................................2 credits

LSTU 450    Constitutional Law I...............................................................3 credits

 

For a total of 27 credits, together with at least nine credits in courses from THREE of the following FOUR groups:

 

Group 1: Legal Theory and Practice

LSTU 333    Legal Rhetoric and Argumentation.........................................3 credits

LSTU 354    Jurisprudence........................................................................3 credits

 

Group 2: Legal Process and Ordering

LSTU 303    Environmental Law, Legislation and Regulation......................3 credits

LSTU 321    Judicial Process and Politics..................................................3 credits

 

Group 3: Diversity and Multicultural Issues

LSTU 363    Comparative Law and Courts...............................................3 credits

LSTU 365    Race, Class, Law and Politics...............................................3 credits

CJUS 312    Gender, Crime and Justice....................................................3 credits

 

Group 4: Other Law-related Courses

CJUS 316    Crime, Corrections and Punishment.......................................3 credits

CJUS 315    Courts and American Justice.................................................3 credits

CJUS 463    The Juvenile Justice System...................................................3 credits

POLS 431    International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes.................3 credits

COMM 332    Communication in Conflict ................................................3 credits

BUS 411     Business Law II.....................................................................3 credits

POLS 467    Administration .....................................................................3 credits

LSTU 471    Family Law Facilitative Mediation.........................................3 credits

LSTU 472    Civil Law Mediation.............................................................2 credits

LSTU 497    Special Seminars or Student Initiated Seminars..................1-3 credits

 

For students planning to attend law school or graduate school, PHIL 214 Elementary Symbolic Logic, is highly recommended. (S06, S08 3 credits)

 

Criminal Justice Concentration

(Comprehensive)

 

Understanding crime and justice is essential in a democratic society, and studying both is challenging. Crime involves coercion, freedom, fear and safety. A low incidence of crime enables society to work toward a higher quality of life. An explosion of crime tears at the fabric of a community. Crime is both a legal and a political concept. The very definition of crime is rooted in law; however, it is not limited to law. Some injuries to society become prohibitions in criminal statutes. Other harms, for various historical, political and cultural reasons, are not included within the penal code. Justice, itself, is an elusive philosophical term that has legal, political, economic, social and psychological underpinnings as well as implications. Ever present in our thinking is the desire for justice in individual cases as well as the pursuit of living in a just society. 

 

The criminal justice curriculum is both broad and deep, enabling students to critically reflect on the complexity of “the problem” of crime as well as our paradoxical responses to it. Its study requires a multidisciplinary approach. Housed in a legal studies major, the concentration in criminal justice examines various ways of “knowing” the problem, especially through a rigorous, scientific lens. Completion of core courses in criminal justice permits students to become firmly grounded in a range of perspectives in the justice field. Selection of courses from legal studies provides a significant context for appreciating the fluid boundaries of the justice system. In addition to classes in criminal justice and legal studies, the curriculum consists of coursework in five areas:  sociology/anthropology, psychology, philosophy, social work, and Spanish.  Taking courses from at least three out of these five areas enable students to achieve a global view of the problem and its solution as well as to "drill down" into critical areas.  Selection of elective courses encourages students to pursue flexible paths of study tailored to their individual interests in such careers as law enforcement, law and court processing, juvenile and adult corrections as well as graduate education.  The result is the achievement of baccalaureate competency in the study of criminal justice.

 

No minor is required because the Criminal Justice Concentration is a comprehensive major.

 

Depending on course selection, the number of credits is either 59 or 60 credits.1 Thirteen credits of the total satisfy General Education credits. Excluding these 13 General Educational credits, the curriculum in criminal justice consists of either 46 or 47 credits.

 

Required Legal Studies, Criminal Justice and Other Discipline-Related Courses (42/41 credits)

CJUS 106    Human Behavior and Its Control..................................3 credits  

LSTU 115    Law and Human Behavior...........................................3 credits

CJUS 207    Police in American Communities..................................3 credits

LSTU/CJUS 211 Criminal Law.......................................................3 credits

LSTU/CJUS 268 Alternative Dispute Resolution..............................3 credits

CJUS 315    Courts and American Justice........................................3 credits

LSTU/CJUS 316 Crime, Corrections and Punishment......................3 credits

POLS/CJUS 396 Research Design..................................................3 credits

LSTU/CJUS 463 The Juvenile Justice System .................................3 credits

CJUS 491    Applied Criminal Justice (5 credits) 2 ..........................5 credits

 

Required Diversity Course (3 credits)                

LSTU/WST/CJUS 312 Gender, Crime and Justice..........................3 credits

or

LSTU/POLS 365 Race, Class, Gender, the Law and Politics...........3 credits

 

Required Quantitative Course (4 or 3 credits)                    

MATH 130    Elementary Statistics1 ...............................................4 credits

or

PSYC 301    Statistics for Psychological Research1 ........................3 credits

 

Required Government Course (3 credits)   

POLS 330    U.S. State and Local Government..............................3 credits

or

LSTU/POLS 467 Public Administration..........................................3 credits

 

Elective Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Courses (9 credits)

CJUS 160    Field Experience in Criminal Justice3 .........................................1-3 credits

LSTU/CJUS 210 Criminal Procedure and Evidence..........................................3 credits

CJUS 212    Managing Criminal Investigations...................................................3 credits  

LSTU 261    Contemporary Issues in Law and Society......................................3 credits

CJUS 300    Police Administration.....................................................................3 credits

CJUS 301    Study Abroad............................................................................0-6 credits

CJUS 318    Community Corrections.................................................................3 credits

CJUS 320    Special Topics in Criminal Justice...................................................3 credits

LSTU/POLS/CJUS 321 Judicial Process and Politics.........................................3 credits

LSTU/POLS 354 Introduction to Jurisprudence..................................................3 credits

LSTU 363    Comparative Law and Courts.........................................................3 credits

LSTU/POLS/CJUS 431 International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes.........3 credits

LSTU/POLS/CJUS 451 Constitutional Law, Part II............................................3 credits

LSTU 473    Domestic Abuse, Diversity and Other Challenges  of Mediation.......2 credits

CJUS 497    Special and Student-Initiated Seminar3 ........................................1-3 credits

CJUS 499    Individualized Research or Applied Skills3 ...................................1-3 credits

LSTU 499-1 Independent Research/Applied Skills4 .........................................1-3 credits

 

Elective Liberal Art Courses (9 credits):  Nine credits in courses from three (3) of the following five (5) groups:

 

Group 1: Anthropology and Sociology

ANTH 101    The Human Experience...................................................................3 credits

SOCI 101    Introduction to Sociology..................................................................3 credits

SOCI 273    Race and Ethnicity............................................................................3 credits

SOCI 308    Criminology......................................................................................3 credits

SOCI 466    Social Psychology.............................................................................3 credits

 

Group 2: Philosophy

PHIL 211    Contemporary Moral Problems..........................................................3 credits

PHIL/PSYC 212 Critical Thinking.........................................................................3 credits

 

Group 3: Psychology

PSYC 101    Introduction to Psychology................................................................3 credits

PSYC 310    Social Psychology.............................................................................3 credits

PSYC/CJUS 317 Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence..........................3 credits

           

Group 4: Social Work

SOW/PSYC/CJUS 227 Interpersonal Skills...........................................................3 credits

SOW 329     Crisis Intervention..............................................................................3 credits

SOW/CJUS 350 An Introduction to Addiction and Recovery..................................3 credits

 

Group 5: Spanish

SPAN 101    Beginning Spanish I............................................................................3 credits

SPAN 102    Beginning Spanish II...........................................................................3 credits

SPAN 201    Intermediate Spanish I........................................................................3 credits

SPAN 202    Intermediate Spanish II ......................................................................3 credits

 

Recommended Courses: Although not part of the curriculum, the following five courses are useful electives for those planning careers in justice fields. Students are encouraged to take one or more of these courses as their schedules allow. These credits, as appropriate, also may be applied to the General Education and non-Western requirements.

ANTH 315    Cultural Anthropology........................................................................3 credit

HIST 161    African People and Issues -- Satisfies the humanities
 elective (non-Western) requirement. .......................................................................3 credits

 

HIST 225    Latin America Since Independence -- Satisfies the General Education history (non-Western) requirement. ........3 credits  

HIST 281    The Muslim World -- Satisfies the General Education history (non-Western) requirement. ................................3 credits

SOCI 451    Right-Wing Extremism in America........................................................3 credits

 

Core General Education Requirements

General Education courses within the Criminal Justice curriculum: The following courses in the criminal justice curriculum are also listed under four general educational headings.

MATH 130                                       

Human Behavior: ANTH 101, CJUS 106; LSTU 115; PSYC 101; SOCI 101

Contemporary Society: LSTU 261; SOCI 273;

Humanities Elective: PHIL 211, SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202

 

Elective Coursework and Career Focus5

Choosing among the various elective courses may be challenging. These courses offer the opportunity to become familiar with a broad array of concepts, perspectives and methodologies. With a strong liberal arts emphasis, the Criminal Justice program encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and extensive communication skills, characteristics associated with rewarding professional and personal lives. At the same time, a primary goal of the UW-Superior's Criminal Justice Program is the academic preparation of individuals planning criminal justice careers as well as the educational advancement of practitioners already enjoying criminal justice careers.

 

Graduates from UW-Superior's Criminal Justice Program distinguish themselves in many diverse professional fields, in graduate and law schools, and in the community. Alumni serve in positions of responsibility across the nation in federal, state and local criminal and juvenile justice agencies. Others have careers as private attorneys, paralegals, youth counselors, teachers, military officers, security/loss specialists and private investigators.

 

Students are free to take various elective courses as long as they have completed required prerequisites. Nevertheless, to assist in the selection, four course groupings are suggested for consideration. Each grouping is a possible path to a career. Review of course choices should be made in consultation with the student's advisor.6

 

Students interested in Law Enforcement, Law and Court Processing, Corrections, or Graduate Education should consider taking courses from one of the four foci.

 

Focus I: Law Enforcement

These 25 elective courses are suggested for students with career interests in public or private policing or other law enforcement agencies:

ANTH 101    The Human Experience.................................................................3 credits

CJUS 210    Criminal Procedure and Evidence...................................................3 credits

CJUS 212    Managing Criminal Investigations....................................................3 credits

CJUS 227    Interpersonal Skills.........................................................................3 credits

CJUS 300    Police Administration......................................................................3 credits

CJUS 317    Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence...............................3 credits

CJUS 350    An Introduction to Addiction and Recovery....................................3 credits

CJUS 451    Constitutional Law, Part II .............................................................3 credits

PHIL 211    Contemporary Moral Problems.......................................................3 credits

PHIL 212    Critical Thinking .............................................................................3 credits

LSTU 473    Domestic Abuse, Diversity and Other Challenges of Mediation........2 credits

POLS 330    U.S. State and Local Government..................................................3 credits

POLS 370    Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation..............................................3 credits

POLS 467    Public Administration......................................................................3 credits

PSYC 101    Introduction to Psychology.............................................................3 credits

PSYC 310    Social Psychology..........................................................................3 credits

SOCI 101    Introduction of Sociology................................................................3 credits

SOCI 273    Race and Ethnicity..........................................................................3 credits

SOCI 308    Criminology....................................................................................3 credits

SOCI 466    Social Psychology...........................................................................3 credits

SOW 329     Crisis Intervention..........................................................................3 credits

SPAN 101    Beginning Spanish I.......................................................................3 credits

SPAN 102    Beginning Spanish II......................................................................3 credits

SPAN 201    Intermediate Spanish I...................................................................3 credits

SPAN 202    Intermediate Spanish II .................................................................3 credits

 

Focus II: Law and Court Processing

These 19 courses are suggested for students with career interests in criminal law or in court administration:

CJUS 210    Criminal Procedure and Evidence....................................................3 credits

CJUS 227    Interpersonal Skills .........................................................................3 credits

CJUS 268    Alternative Dispute Resolution.........................................................3 credits

CJUS 321    Judicial Process and Politics ...........................................................3 credits

CJUS 431    International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes...........................3 credits

CJUS 451    Constitutional Law, Part II .............................................................3 credits

PHIL 211    Contemporary Moral Problems........................................................3 credits

PHIL 212    Critical Thinking...............................................................................3 credits

LSTU 363    Comparative Law and Courts.........................................................3 credits

LSTU 473    Domestic Abuse, Diversity and Others Challenges of Mediation.......2 credits

POLS 330    U.S. State and Local Government ..................................................3 credits

POLS 354    Introduction to Jurisprudence..........................................................3 credits

 

POLS 370    Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation..............................................3 credits

POLS 467    Public Administration .....................................................................3 credits

PSYC 310    Social Psychology..........................................................................3 credits

SPAN 101    Beginning Spanish I .......................................................................3 credits

SPAN 102    Beginning Spanish II ......................................................................3 credits

SPAN 201    Intermediate Spanish I....................................................................3 credits

SPAN 202    Intermediate Spanish II ..................................................................3 credits

           

Focus III: Corrections

These 23 elective courses are suggested for students with career interests in community or institutional corrections either in the public or private sector:

ANTH 101    The Human Experience.................................................................3 credits

CJUS 227    Interpersonal Skills.........................................................................3 credits

CJUS 317    Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence...............................3 credits

CJUS 318    Community Corrections .................................................................3 credits

CJUS 350    Introduction to Addiction and Recovery..........................................3 credits

CJUS 451    Constitutional Law, Part II..............................................................3 credits

PHIL 211    Contemporary Moral Problems........................................................3 credits

POLS 150    American National Government .....................................................3 credits

POLS 330    U.S. State and Local Government...................................................3 credits

POLS 470    Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation..............................................3 credits

POLS 467    Public Administration......................................................................3 credits

PSYC 101    Introduction to Psychology.............................................................3 credits

PSYC 310    Social Psychology..........................................................................3 credits

PSYC 317    Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence...............................3 credits

SOCI 101    Introduction to Sociology................................................................3 credits

SOCI 273    Race and Ethnicity..........................................................................3 credits

SOCI 308    Criminology....................................................................................3 credits

SOCI 466    Social Psychology...........................................................................3 credits

SOW 329     Crisis Intervention ..........................................................................3 credits

SPAN 101    Beginning Spanish I........................................................................3 credits

SPAN 102    Beginning Spanish II.......................................................................3 credits

SPAN 201    Intermediate Spanish I....................................................................3 credits

SPAN 202    Intermediate Spanish II ..................................................................3 credits

 

Focus IV: Graduate Education

These 23 elective courses are suggested for students with varied career interests who would benefit from attending a graduate program in criminal justice or an allied field:

CJUS 268    Alternative Dispute Resolution..........................................................3 credits

CJUS 300    Police Administration .......................................................................3 credits

CJUS 317    Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence.................................3 credits

CJUS 318    Community Corrections....................................................................3 credits

CJUS 321    Judicial Process and Politics.............................................................3 credits

CJUS 350    An Introduction to Addiction and Recovery......................................3 credits

CJUS 431    International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes.............................3 credits

CJUS 451    Constitutional Law, Part II ...............................................................3 credits

LSTU 363    Comparative Law and Courts...........................................................3 credits

LSTU 473    Domestic Abuse, Diversity and Other Challenges of Mediation..........2 credits

PHIL 211    Contemporary Moral Problems.........................................................3 credits

PHIL 212    Critical Thinking................................................................................3 credits

POLS 330    U.S. State and Local Government....................................................3 credits

POLS 354    Introduction to Jurisprudence...........................................................3 credits

POLS 370    Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation...............................................3 credits

POLS 467    Public Administration.......................................................................3 credits

PSYC 310    Social Psychology...........................................................................3 credits

SOCI 466    Social Psychology............................................................................3 credits

SOW 329     Crisis Intervention............................................................................3 credits

SPAN 101    Beginning Spanish I ........................................................................3 credits

SPAN 102    Beginning Spanish II .......................................................................3 credits

SPAN 201    Intermediate Spanish I.....................................................................3 credits

SPAN 202    Intermediate Spanish II ...................................................................3 credits

 

Three more possible choices: Depending on its content, the following courses also may be quite relevant to any particular career path. Please check with the instructor:

CJUS 160    Field Experience in Criminal Justice...............................................1-3 credits

CJUS 320    Special Topics in Criminal Justice......................................................3 credits

CJUS 497    Special and Student-Initiated Seminar............................................1-3 credits

CJUS 499    Individualized Research or Applied Skills.......................................1-3 credits

 

Notes:

1Criminal justice students must take a statistics course: either MATH 130 or PSYC 301. The difference in credit hours depends on whether a student elects to take MATH 130 Elementary Statistics (4 credits) or PSYC 301, Statistics for Psychological Research (3 credits). MATH 130 is a core course under the General Education requirements. Prerequisite for MATH 130 is an acceptable score on the Mathematics Placement Test or completion of MATH 095 with a grade of at least C-. Prerequisite for PSYC 301 is PSYC 101 and completion of mathematics General Education requirement. A student who does not complete MATH 130 will be required to take a minimum of three credits in MATH and/or CSCI courses numbered above 099 to satisfy course General Education requirements. Generally, PSYC 301 is scheduled once an academic year. The course has a limited number of seats available for criminal justice students. MATH 130 is offered each semester.

 

2Consent of the instructor must be obtained before registering for the five credit CJUS 491, Applied Criminal Justice, since the course is an independent learning experience involving an outside agency. The student should consult with the Director of Criminal Justice about a prospective internship early in the semester before the semester of the actual field experience (see course description for details).

 

3Consent of the instructor must be obtained before registering for CJUS 160, Field Experience in Criminal Justice, CJUS 497, Special and Student-Initiated Seminar or CJUS 499, Individualized Research or Applied Skills. CJUS 160 may be taken from one to three credits.

 

4Permission of Legal Studies instructor and Criminal Justice Program Director required.

 

5Elective coursework should be appropriate for student career aspirations and educational interests and should be selected in consultation with an appropriate advisor.

 

6Students should confer with their advisors concerning graduate, professional and employment opportunities in criminal justice and related fields.

 

Legal Studies Minor

A minimum of 23 credits are required, including the following:

 

Required Courses:

LSTU 115    Law and Human Behavior................................................3 credits

LSTU 261    Contemporary Issues in Law and Society.........................3 credits

LSTU 268    Alternative Dispute Resolution..........................................3 credits

LSTU 305    Methods of Legal Research and Basic Writing..................3 credits

LSTU 450    Constitutional Law I ........................................................3 credits

 

For a total of 15 credits, together with a minimum of two credits from the following areas of substantive law (students are encouraged to take more credits from this area as electives):

LSTU 221    Administrative Law...........................................................2 credits

LSTU 222    Probate, Wills and Estates.................................................2 credits

LSTU 223    Family Law.......................................................................2 credits

LSTU 224    Personal Injury Litigation...................................................2 credits

LSTU 225    Real Property...................................................................2 credits

LSTU 227    Creditors’ Remedies/Debtors’ Rights................................2 credits

LSTU 228    Contract Law ..................................................................2 credits

 

For a total of 17 credits, together with six credits with three credits each chosen from at least TWO of the FOUR groups of courses defined for the major:

Group 1-Legal Theory and Practice

Group 2-Legal Process and Ordering

Group 3-Multiculturalism, Diversity and Law

Group 4-Law Related Courses in Other Disciplines

 

 

Criminal Justice Minor

 

The curriculum consists of coursework totaling 24 credits: 18 required credits and six elective ones. The elective courses are drawn from a pool of 18 courses. Three credits satisfy General Education requirements. 

 

Criminal Justice Required Courses

CJUS 106    Human Behavior and Its Control (Satisfies

  general education requirement for human behavior category.)     3 credits

CJUS 207    Police in American Communities ............................................3 credits

CJUS 211    Criminal Law..........................................................................3 credits

CJUS 315    Courts and American Justice...................................................3 credits

CJUS 316    Crime, Corrections and Punishment.........................................3 credits

CJUS 463    The Juvenile Justice System.....................................................3 credits

 

Elective Courses

An additional six credits taken from among the following, one of which must be numbered 300 or higher.

CJUS 160    Field Experience in Criminal Justice......................................1-3 credits

CJUS 210    Criminal Procedure and Evidence............................................3 credits

CJUS 212    Managing Criminal Investigations ............................................3 credits

CJUS 268    Alternative Dispute Resolution.................................................3 credits

CJUS 300    Police Administration...............................................................3 credits

CJUS 301    Study Abroad......................................................................0-6 credits

CJUS 312    Gender, Crime and Justice.......................................................3 credits

CJUS 317    Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence........................3 credits

CJUS 318    Community Corrections ..........................................................3 credits

CJUS 320    Special Topics in Criminal Justice ............................................3 credits

CJUS 321    Judicial Process and Politics.....................................................3 credits

CJUS 350    Introduction to Addiction and Recovery...................................3 credits

CJUS 431    International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes....................3 credits

CJUS 451    Constitutional Law, Part II.......................................................3 credits

CJUS 491    Applied Criminal Justice.....................................................5-10 credits

CJUS 497    Special and Student-Initiated Seminar...................................1-3 credits

CJUS 499    Individualized Research or Applied Skills..............................1-3 credits

SOCI 308    Criminology.............................................................................3 credits

 

Certificate Programs

 

Legal Studies also collaborates with Continuing Education/Extension on two certificate programs. Students who are degree-seeking may also complete certificate requirements as part of their elective credits toward degree. Non-degree-seeking students may seek the certificates through Continuing Education/Extension. Completion and awarding of these two certificates is coordinated through Continuing Education/Extension. Please contact Dr. Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo in Legal Studies (394-8482 or mcuzzo@uwsuper.edu) or Marna Banks in Continuing Education/Extension (394-8033 or mbanks@uwsuper.edu) for more information.

 

Paralegal Certificate through Continuing Education/Extension

 

A total of 30 semester credits is required for the paralegal certificate, including all of the following courses:

LSTU 115    Law and Human Behavior...................................3 credits

LSTU 117    Introduction to Paralegalism and Ethics................3 credits

LSTU 220    Civil Procedure...................................................3 credits

LSTU 305    Methods of Legal Research and Basic Writing.....3 credits

LSTU 306    Methods of Legal Writing and Argumentation......3 credits

LSTU 485    Internship Capstone Experience..........................3 credits

 

For a total of 18 semester credits, together with a minimum of six semester credits chosen from among any of the following courses:

LSTU 221    Administrative Law..........................................2 credits

LSTU 222    Probates, Wills and Estates..............................2 credits

LSTU 223    Family Law......................................................2 credits

LSTU 224    Personal Injury Litigation..................................2 credits

LSTU 225    Real Property..................................................2 credits

LSTU 227    Creditor's Remedies/Debtor's Rights................2 credits

LSTU 228    Contract Law..................................................2 credits

LSTU 497    Special Topics.................................................2 credits

 

For a total of 24 semester credits along with a minimum of three credits chosen from the following courses:

CJUS 210    Criminal Procedure and Evidence.........................3 credits

CJUS 211    Criminal Law.......................................................3 credits

CJUS 212    Managing Criminal Investigations..........................3 credits

 

For a total of 27 credits along with a minimum of three credits chosen from the following courses:

LSTU 261    Contemporary Issues of Law and Society............3 credits

LSTU 268    Alternative Dispute Resolution.............................3 credits

 

Mediation/Conflict Resolution Certificate through Continuing Education and Extension

 

A total of 19 semester credits is required for the mediation/conflict resolution certificate including all of the following courses:

LSTU 268    Alternative Dispute Resolution............................3 credits

LSTU 471    Family Law Facilitative Mediation......................3 credits

LSTU 472    Civil Law Mediation..........................................2 credits

LSTU 473    Domestic Abuse, Cultural Diversity
    and Other Challenges of Mediation.....................................2 credits

LSTU 475    Transformative Mediation..................................2 credits

LSTU 479    Ethics and State Regulation................................1 credit

LSTU 499-2 Independent Study/Research.............................2 credits

 

For a total of 15 semester credits, together with a minimum of four semester credits of courses chosen from among the following:

LSTU 474    Mediation in Education .....................................2 credits

LSTU 476    Tribal Mediation and Conflict Resolution...........2 credits

LSTU 477    Restorative Justice ...........................................2 credits

LSTU 478    Workplace Dispute Resolution..........................2 credits

POLS 356    Methods of Conflict Resolution.........................3 credits

LSTU 497    Special Topics..............................................1-3 credits