Legal Studies

The Legal Studies minor helps students understand the nature of law and its role and functions from different disciplinary perspectives. Students must complete 18 hours from at least three different disciplines, and no more than 9 hours can come from any one discipline. Appropriate special topics courses may be substituted with the approval of the director of Legal Studies. Students should understand that the minor is not intended as a pre-law program or as a preparation for law school. Students must earn a minimum 2.00 grade-point-average on all minor courses taken at UNC Asheville. One-half of the hours required for a minor must be completed at UNC Asheville, to include at least 6 semester hours of 300-400 level courses. Note: Prerequisites for these courses may increase the total number of hours.

If you are interested in a pre-law course of study instead of the Legal Studies minor, please contact Director of Legal Studies Melissa Burchard.

Contact Information

Melissa Burchard
Professor of Philosophy
Director of Legal Studies
236 Whitesides Hall