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 2015-2016


First Year

First Semester

American National Government
(LEG 100)

Introduction to Law
(LEG 110)

Criminal Law
(LEG 140)

Making Connections
(EHS 100)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Contracts
(LEG 160)

Torts
(LEG 170)

Survey of Economics
(ECN 110)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)


Second Year

First Semester

Civil Litigation
(LEG 210)

Legal Research & Writing
(LEG 240)

Introduction to Statistics
(MTH 180)

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)

Hot Topics Seminar
(EHS 200) OR
Social Justice Intensive
(EHS 210)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)


Third Year

*In the third year, students MUST take COR 310, 320 and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and 320 MUST be taken together and the two COR 330 courses MUST be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses*
(COR 330)

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)

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)

Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses*
(COR 330)

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)

Legal Studies Field Internship
(LEG 390)

U.S. Constitutional Law
(LEG 410)

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Second Semester

Law in Context Seminar
(LEG 480)

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective

General Elective or Legal Studies Elective