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Undergraduate BA and Minor in Law

The changing market for legal services is fueling the growth of new law-related career possibilities. Many of these careers do not require the skills of a licensed attorney, but they do demand a sound understanding of the law.

Why a degree in Law?

People in a wide range of careers encounter legal issues on a regular basis. By gaining an understanding of the basic functional areas of law, you will have a competitive advantage in the marketplace, wherever your career takes you.

  • Human resource professionals routinely encounter issues regarding employment, labor, and contract law.
  • Bankers and financiers often deal with matters involving tax, corporate law, securities, privacy law, and intellectual property.
  • Executives and administrators in creative industries encounter contract law and intellectual property issues.
  • Government employees may be responsible for implementing or complying with administrative regulations or constitutional limitations.

These and other professionals may not be required to practice in a court of law, but having some familiarity with the law will help them understand the legal requirements imposed upon them and how best to work with legal professionals when the need arises.

UB Resources

Academic Advising

Melinda Saran
Vice Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs


Karen Joppe
Undergraduate Law Program Advisor & Coordinator

BA in Law Minor in Law

Students who are pursuing another major may opt to add a minor in Law. The minor designation is available to undergraduate students from any major who are interested in deepening their understanding of the legal system.

Students may declare a Law Minor at any time during their undergraduate education, and should be able to complete the minor in two to four years.