Wayne State offering Minor in Law to more undergraduates


Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit has partnered with another undergraduate program at its parent university to offer a Minor in Law. The fourth and newest partnership is between the law school and the Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA). 

"The communication professions and the arts fields intersect with the law at a number of points, including copywrite issues, intellectual property, freedom of speech, among many others,” said Matthew Seeger, dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts said. “In addition, communication, performance and advocacy skills are essential to the practice of law. This program recognizes these intersections and will enrich the education and opportunities for our students." 

According to Wayne State, the interdisciplinary Minor in Law at Wayne State is the only program in the Midwest to provide courses taught by law faculty and in a law school. More than 120 students have declared the minor to date.

"We’re excited to welcome the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts to our growing roster of partner schools and colleges for the undergraduate Minor in Law program, said Dean Richard A. Bierschbach. “This interdisciplinary law minor is one of only a handful in the country that allows students to take specially tailored law classes taught by experienced law faculty, giving students an edge in the field of study they are pursuing." 

In addition to CFPCA, the law school has partnerships with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Mike Ilitch School of Business and the School of Social Work.

Each partner school or college has discipline-specific courses required to complete the Minor in Law; however, Wayne State allows any undergraduate students to take any of the three core courses in law without declaring the minor.


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