Jul 18, 2024  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
Course Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law and Society Major

The major consists of a minimum of 9 full courses (or the equivalent) and a 0-credit portfolio.

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the major.

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Summary of Requirements


  • No more than one full course taken at the 100-level will count toward the major.
  • Core courses and seminar(s) must be chosen from at least three departments.
  • No more than five of the first nine courses in the major may be taken in one department.

Transfer of Credit

Students transferring credits in Law and Society from courses taken at other institutions may apply a maximum of three courses toward the major with the approval of the committee chair.

Law and Society Major Course Lists

Law-Related Courses

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Research Seminar Courses

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In the research seminar, students must complete a research paper of 12-15 pp (minimum).  An approved private reading course may be substituted for a research seminar, so long as a research paper is completed. Alternatively, students may substitute a half-course connected to an internship together with a private reading half-course, so long as two research papers are approved and completed on the same or similar topics.