Legal Studies & History, Minor

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.

Legal Studies and History Minor Requirements
Required Courses3
History of American Law to 1877
History of American Law Since 1877
Law and Social Values
Philosophical Foundations of Law (choose 1):1
Foundations of Law
Taking Things: A History of Property and Law
Medieval Justice
The Social Contract
Philosophy of Law
Justice, Law and Morality
Law and Economics
Political & Institutional Context of Law (choose 1):1
American Slavery and the Law
Hamilton's America: US History 1776-1804
Bodies, Race and Rights: Sex and Citizenship in Modern American History
Free Speech and Censorship
Capitalism, Socialism, and Crisis in the 20th Century Americas
The History of Family Separation
Immigration and the Making of US Law
American Political Thought
Law and Society
International Perspective (choose 1):1
Emerging Economies
Law and Policy in International Business
Human Rights and Globalization
Public Policy & Regulation (choose 1):1
Public Finance and Policy
Business in the Global Political Environment.
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Legal Depth (choose 1):1
Law of Corporate Management and Finance
Innovation, Marketing Strategy, and Antitrust
The Law at Work: Employment Law for Managers
Economic Analysis of Law
Legal Aspect of Entrepreneurship
Environmental Management: Law & Policy
Diversity and the Law
Constitutional Law and Free Enterprise
Internet Law, Privacy, and Cybersecurity
Securities Regulation
Sports Law
Other People's Money: The Law, Politics, and History of Financial Institutions
Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: Business, Legal, and Regulatory Considerations
Business, Law, and Democracy
Corporate Distress and Reorganization Law
Another 2000-level Legal Studies and Business Ethics (LGST) course may be substituted with the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Undergraduate Advisor's approval. Negotiations (LGST 2060/2910/2920) do not qualify for this bracket.
Total Course Units8

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.