Outside minors

Minor in Gender Studies

To be eligible to receive the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence with a minor in gender studies, a student must complete:

  • 82 credit hours in the School of Law, 6 credit hours which must satisfy the gender studies cross-listing requirement

  • Either G601 or G602 (interdisciplinary 3-credit course in gender studies, in alternate years)

  • A 3-credit elective course at or above the 500 level offered by the Gender Studies Program (some 300- or 400-level courses may be approved for graduate credit with prior approval of the dean)

Minor in Education Policy

This minor is designed for students interested in education law and policy. The IU School of Education has a unique concentration of faculty with an expertise in education law and students who are interested in the topic. Attorneys with a background in education law are employed in a variety of settings, including private practice (e.g., employment, civil rights, special education practice groups); governmental agencies (e.g., federal and state departments of education), and universities (e.g., general counsel’s office, athletic department compliance, professors); and non-profit organizations (e.g., organizations dedicated to education reform). Please contact Dr. Janet Decker deckerjr@indiana.edu for further information.


  • Complete 82 semester hours of credit in the Law School, including all of its required course work
  • Complete the following four additional courses (12 credit hours) in the School of Education (course substitutions may be possible with compelling reasons and permission from the Law School and the School of Education):
    • B658/A608 Legal Perspectives on Education;
    • B658/A615 Advanced School Law;
    • B658/A675 Leadership in Special Education; and
    • B658/A720 Workshop on Selected Problems in Educational Leadership.

For additional information, consult the questions and answers about the minor in education policy.