Minor in Law and Conflict Resolution

Minor in Law and Conflict Resolution

This is a program for doctoral students at the School of Journalism to declare a Designated Minor in Law and Conflict Resolution by taking certain courses at the Law School. It is designed for doctoral students who are interested in teaching and researching in journalism and law and conflict resolution in a school of journalism or communication department. Under the program, students may receive the Designated Minor upon completion of at least 15 credits, including both core courses and at least 6 credits of electives at the Law School. The Designated Minor will appear on the student’s transcript.

Law and Conflict Resolution Core (9 Credits)

  • LAW 5450 Conflict Theory (3 Credits). A student may take JOURN 7730 Journalism and Conflict instead of LAW 5450 Conflict Theory with the permission of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.
  • LAW 5510 Dispute Resolution (3 Credits)
  • LAW 5760 Media Law (3 Credits) or JOURN 7000 Communications Law (3 Credits)

Law Electives (6 Credits)

Students may take any available course at the Law School in satisfying this requirement. Actual course offerings and availability varies by semester, and enrollment is subject to professor approval. See Appendix for further information. Students wishing to specialize may do so by choosing Law School courses from among three tracks:

  • Track 1: Civil Rights and International Law
  • Track 2: Business Law
  • Track 3: General Law

Please Note: The School of Journalism offers several law-related courses that may be taken in addition to the 6 credits at the Law School, including JOURN 7718 Law and the Courts, JOURN 7720 Internet Law and JOURN 8046 Controls of Information. Students are encouraged to at least audit the substantive law overview component of JOURN 7718 Law and the Courts or to take BUS AD 7330 Business Law and Regulation.

Appendix

The following courses are ones that are expected to be generally available to Journalism master’s students pursuing a master’s model in law and conflict sesolution, or a PhD Minor in Law and Conflict Resolution. They are grouped by tracks to help students more quickly identify areas of specific interest, and to develop deeper concentrations in desired areas. However, students may take any of the courses in meeting the elective requirement for the Model or Minor programs.

Please note:

  • Some Law School courses listed in the Law School catalog are not included on this list because of intense demand by law students or because the technical nature of the course likely makes them less useful for journalism students given the other options available.
  • Some Law School courses have limited enrollments and Law Students would have first priority in those courses. Courses particularly likely to be full are noted with an asterisk (*).
  • Actual course offerings will vary by semester.
  • All non-law student enrollments in Law School courses are subject to the consent of the instructor.

Students in the master’s model in law and conflict resolution or a PhD minor in law and conflict resolution concentrations should consult with a member of the School of Law faculty or administration about which Law School courses or sequences may be most appropriate to the student’s curricular needs. See in particular Dean Robert Bailey or Professor Richard C. Reuben.

Track 1: Civil Rights and International Law

  • LAW 5220 Constitutional Law*
  • LAW 5240 Criminal Procedure
  • LAW 5350 Arbitration*
  • LAW 5380 Bioethics Seminar
  • LAW 5410 Children and the Law
  • LAW 5415 Civil Rights
  • LAW 5435 Comparative Law
  • LAW 5505 Disability Law
  • LAW 5525 Education Law
  • LAW 5530 Elder Law*
  • LAW 5540 Employment Discrimination
  • LAW 5565 European Union Law
  • LAW 5575 Family Law*
  • LAW 5590 Freedom of Speech and Association
  • LAW 5595 Gender and the Law
  • LAW 5605 Government Information and Privacy
  • LAW 5620 Immigration Law
  • LAW 5650 International Business Transactions
  • LAW 5660 International Human Rights
  • LAW 5565 International Law
  • LAW 5750 Local Government Law
  • LAW 5780 Mental Disability and the Law*
  • LAW 5865 Religious Liberty

*Limited Enrollment: Course likely to be full. Law students have first priority.

Track 2: Business Law

Those students who anticipate covering general business issues as working journalists, or who anticipate careers in media management and strategic communication should consider these courses. Note: LAW 5395 Business Organizations is recommended and is often a prerequisite for other courses.

  • LAW 5340 Antitrust Law
  • LAW 5350 Arbitration*
  • LAW 5365 Bankruptcy
  • LAW 5375 Basic Federal Income Taxation
  • LAW 5395 Business Organizations
  • LAW 5455 Copyright Law
  • LAW 5495 Cyberspace Law
  • LAW 5500 Digital Divide
  • LAW 5535 E-Commerce
  • LAW 5540 Employment Discrimination
  • LAW 5640 Intellectual Property
  • LAW 5655 International Dispute Resolution
  • LAW 5695 Labor Law
  • LAW 5785 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • LAW 5795 Modern Payment System
  • LAW 5810 Negotiation*
  • LAW 5820 Patent Law and Policy
  • LAW 5855 Real Estate Transactions and Finance
  • LAW 5880 Sales and Leases of Goods
  • LAW 5890 Securities Regulation
  • LAW 5905 Sports Law
  • LAW 5920 Trademark Law
  • LAW 5940 White Collar Crime

*Limited Enrollment: Course likely to be full. Law students have first priority.

Track 3: General Law

The following courses permit students a wide range of options for exposure to law, and also permit further emphasis in civil justice, criminal justice, environmental, health care and international law, depending upon student needs and preferences.

  • LAW 5010 Civil Procedure I (Esbeck)
  • LAW 5015 Civil Procedure II (Esbeck)
  • LAW 5220 Constitutional Law*
  • LAW 5240 Criminal Procedure
  •  LAW 5260 Evidence*
  • LAW 5310 Administrative Law
  •  LAW 5320 Advanced Legal Research*
  • LAW 5350 Arbitration*
  • LAW 5530 Elder Law*
  • LAW 5545 Environmental Law
  • LAW 5575 Family Law*
  • LAW 5615 Health Care Law and Policy
  • LAW 5700 Land Use Controls
  • LAW 5715 Law and Economics
  • LAW 5720 Law and Literature
  • LAW 5725 Law and Social Sciences
  • LAW  5745 Legislation
  • LAW 5765 Mediation*
  • LAW 5810 Negotiation*
  • LAW 5835 Products Liability
  • LAW 5840 Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • LAW 5905 Sports Law
  • LAW 5910 State Constitutional Law

*Limited Enrollment: Course likely to be full. Law students have first priority.