Legal Studies Major Curriculum

The legal system changes rapidly. Are you up for the challenge? At Champlain College, you begin taking Legal Studies courses from day one via our Upside-Down Curriculum. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken more than five Legal Studies courses!

Legal Studies Curriculum 2013-14


First Year

First Semester

Introduction to Law
(LEG 110)

Criminal Law
(LEG 140)

American National Government
(LEG 100)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Contracts
(LEG 160)

Torts
(LEG 170)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective


Second Year

First Semester

Legal Research & Writing
(LEG 240)

Introduction to Statistics
(MTH 180)

Civil Litigation
(LEG 210)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Second Semester

Family Law
(LEG 260)

Real Estate Law
(LEG 270)

Public Speaking
(COM 110)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)


Third Year

First Semester

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Natural Science Elective with Lab
(SCI XXX)

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective

Second Semester

Wills, Trusts, & Estates
(LEG 310)

Legal Ethics
(LEG 340)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective


Fourth Year

First Semester

Business Organizations
(LEG 330)

Evidence
(LEG 370)

U.S. Constitutional Law
(LEG 410)

Legal Studies Field Internship
(LEG 390)

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Law in Context Seminar
(LEG 480)

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective


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