Minor in Legal Studies and History (LSHS)

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to offer a unique program of study for undergraduate students that enables them to explore multiple perspectives on law as an inter-school supplement to their major field of study.

To declare the LSHS minor, students must meet with the appropriate department in their home school: Legal Studies for Wharton students; History for College students.

The Legal Studies and History Minor requires 8 courses

Required Core courses (3):

  • HIST 168 History of American Law to 1877               
  • HIST 169 History of American Law Since 1877
  • LGST 101 Law and Social Values

Philosophical Foundations of Law (choose 1):

  • PHIL/PPE 008 The Social Contract             
  • PHIL 077 Philosophy of Law        
  • PHIL 277 Justice, Law and Morality          
  • ECON 036 Law and Economics   

Political & Institutional Context of Law (choose 1):

  • HIST 109 Hamilton's America: US History 1775-1800
  • HIST 161 American Capitalism       
  • PSCI 183 American Political Thought       
  • SOCI 135 Law and Society            

International Perspective (choose 1):

  • LGST 216 Emerging Economies  
  • LGST 219 Law and Policy in International Business            
  • LGST 224 Human Rights and Globalization            

Public Policy & Regulation (choose 1):     

  • BEPP 201 Public Finance and Policy.        
  • BEPP 203 Business in the Global Political Environment.  
  • LGST 100 Ethics and Social Responsibility              

Legal Depth (choose 1):

  • LGST 202 Law of Corporate Management and Finance  
  • LGST204 Legal Aspects of Real Estate Financing and Developments
  • LGST205 Innovation, Marketing Strategy, and Antitrust
  • LGST208 The Law at Work: Employment Law for Managers
  • LGST212 Economic Analysis of Law
  • LGST213 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • LGST215 Environmental Management Law & Policy
  • LGST218 Diversity and the Law
  • LGST221 Constitutional Law and Free Enterprise
  • LGST222 Internet Law, Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • LGST223 Securities Regulation
  • LGST228 Sports Law
  • LGST242 Big Data Big Responsibility
  • LGST243 Other People’s Money
  • LGST244 Blockchain Cryptocurrency
  • LGST245 Business, Law, and Democracy
  • LGST246 Corporate Distress and Reorganization Law
  • Another 200 level Legal Studies and Business Ethics course may be substituted with the approval of the Legal Studies and Business Ethics’ Undergraduate Advisor: Professor Robert Hughes.  The negotiations courses (LGST 206/291/292) do not qualify for this bracket.

Questions regarding College courses taken for the minor (ECON, HIST, PHIL, PPE, PSCI, SOCI) can be sent to Dr. Yvonne Fabella in the Department of History.