• Courses

    The double major in legal studies and women’s studies requires a total of 14 courses, including four unique courses from LGST, four unique courses from WSTD, and six shared courses.

    Four LGST Courses:

    • 1110 Legal Systems in American Society (taken in the student’s first year) 
    • 1250 Legal Research and Writing (taken in the student’s first or sophomore year)
    • 3520 Litigation and Trial Practice 
    • 4 credits of Legal Specialty Coursework (see a legal studies advisor)

    Four WSTD Courses:
    • 1010 Foundations of Women’s Studies (taken in the student’s first year)
    • 3850 Feminist Theory (taken in the student’s sophomore or junior year)
    • One WSTD elective (either 1000- or 3000-level) 
    • One WSTD elective (either 1000- or 3000-level)

    Note: these WSTD electives can be drawn from courses in the ACTC women’s studies program.

    Six Shared Courses

    Four Are Required:

    • Internship/practicum LGST 5900 or WSTD 3990 (taken in the student’s junior or senior year)
      • Prior approval and signature needed by both WSTD and LGST chairs. In order for the internship/practicum to count for the paralegal certificate it has to involve paralegal experience components approved in advance by the chair of LGST.
       
    • Senior Seminar LGST 5800 or WSTD 5900 (taken in the student’s senior year)
      • Prior approval and signature needed by both WSTD and LGST chairs.
       
    • LGST 3540 Family and Gender Issues in Law
    • LGST 3420 Law and the Lives of Women


    Two 3000-Level Electives:
    Acceptable electives will be determined by the chairs of legal studies and women’s studies on a rolling basis and can include approved ACTC women’s studies courses. Approved Hamline electives include:

    • WSTD 3500 Engendering Justice
    • WSTD 3500 Women, Conflict & Social Change
    • WSTD 3750 Transforming a Rape Culture
    • SOCJ 3200 Sexuality and the Law