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Legal Studies Major

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Legal Studies Minor

Criminal Justice Minor

Certificate Programs

 


 

 Legal Studies

 

Faculty

Dr. Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo, Professor of Legal Studies

Dr. Gary Keveles, Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Giancarlo Panagia, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies

 

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 the program is the study of law in its relations to politics, society and history. 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:

LSTU 210 Criminal Evidence 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):

LSTU 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, Gender, 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 367 Public 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. (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 Education credits, the curriculum in criminal justice consists of either 46 or 47 credits.

 

Required Legal Studies, Criminal Justice and other discipline-related courses:

(43/42 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

POLS/CJUS 296 Research Design                                                                   3 credits

CJUS 315 Courts and American Justice                                                            3 credits

LSTU/CJUS 316 Crime, Corrections and Punishment                                       3 credits

LSTU/CJUS 463 The Juvenile Justice System                                                   3 credits

CJUS 491 Applied Criminal Justice (six credits)2                                              6 credits

 

Required diversity course (three 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 (four or three credits):                    

MATH 130 Elementary Statistics1                                                                     4 credits

or

PSYC 301 Statistics for Psychological Research1                                              3 credits

 

Required government course (three credits)   

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

or

LSTU/POLS 367 Public Administration                                                            3 credits

 

Elective Legal Studies and Criminal Justice courses (eight 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 308 Criminology                                                                                     3 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 arts courses (nine credits):
Nine credits in courses from three of the following five 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 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 credits          

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 308 Criminology                                                                                     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 367 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 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 18 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 367 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 308 Criminology                                                                                     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 367 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 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 22 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 367 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:

1 Criminal 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 (four credits) or PSYC 301, Statistics for Psychological Research (three 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.

 

2 Consent of the instructor must be obtained before registering for the six-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 the Criminal Justice program about a prospective field experience several months before the semester before the semester of the actual field experience (see Course Description section of this catalog for details).

 

3 Consent 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.

 

4 Permission of Legal Studies instructor and Criminal Justice program director required.

 

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

 

6 Students 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 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 308 Criminology                                                                                     3 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

 

Certificate Programs

The Legal Studies program collaborates with the Office of Continuing Education/Extension on two certificate programs. Students who are seeking degrees may also complete certificate requirements as part of their elective credits toward a 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. 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        1 credit

LSTU 475 Transformative Mediation                                                                2 credits

LSTU 479 Ethics and State Regulation                                                              1 credit

LSTU 488 Practicum                                                                                        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