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The legal studies program at SUNY Plattsburgh is an interdisciplinary minor designed to complement any undergraduate field of study. Our program’s focus is twofold. First, it benefits students considering a career in a variety of legal positions. Second, from a civics perspective, it is indispensable to those who wish to better understand how their community functions every day.
Our program serves pre-law students as well as others with intellectual or practical interest in law and is based on the idea that every student on campus will gain practical benefits from the study of the law and legal institutions which suffuse our society:
The required prerequisite for the legal studies minor is Introduction to Legal Studies (INT 190). Topics covered include duties and responsibilities of attorneys and paralegals, civil and criminal litigation, the court system and alternative dispute resolution, and legal writing and critical thinking.
If you would like more information about legal studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact any of the program's co-coordinators:
Dr. James Coffey, Professor (Accounting)
Office: Redcay Hall 206
Phone: (518) 564-4213
Dr. Wm. Peters, Associate Professor (Criminal Justice)
Office: Redcay Hall 160
Phone: (518) 564-3343