The minor in legal studies program at UNC Asheville helps students understand the nature of law and its role and functions from different disciplinary perspectives.

Why Pursue a Minor in Legal Studies at UNC Asheville?

Outside the Classroom

Your education knows no bounds at UNC Asheville. We emphasize hands-on, engaged learning beyond the traditional classroom setting. You can put your legal knowledge into practice through research projects, student clubs and organizations, study abroad, and community engagement.

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Study Abroad

Want to gain a global perspective and broaden your understanding of global law and policy? Consider one of our many study abroad experiences in Europe, Asia, Central or South America, Australia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. 

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Community Engagement

The Key Center for Community Engaged Learning serves as a central hub for local involvement, fostering connections between students, staff, faculty, and the wider community to tackle societal issues through transformative relationships.

We encourage students and other members of the UNC Asheville community to engage in various initiatives, from one-time projects to academic service-learning courses. Our goal is to support individuals as they cultivate meaningful relationships on campus and across Western North Carolina, the nation, and globally.


Committed to providing students with a rigorous and engaging educational experience, UNC Asheville faculty guide legal studies minors through interdisciplinary collaboration and critical inquiry. Our faculty foster an inclusive learning environment where students feel encouraged to explore complex legal issues and challenge assumptions as they develop the analytical skills necessary for success in their future professions.

Legal Studies Careers & Outcomes

A minor in legal studies can broaden career opportunities in various fields. While students demonstrate a wide range of highly transferable skills, the program is particularly beneficial for careers in public policy, government, law enforcement, advocacy, human resources, and business — industries that highly value the knowledge of legal principles and regulations.

Many of our students also pursue graduate study in law, business, or other fields at local and national institutions.

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