Law and Society
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science
This program helps students understand law in relationship to the larger society. It is based firmly on the view that the law is a rich humanistic tradition and study of legal ideas and institutions will promote sustained reflection on such fundamental concepts and values as equality, freedom, privacy, justice and human rights.
While the program is of special interest to students who plan graduate studies in law or careers in government service, it is recommended for any student who desires to understand the role of law in society. The program provides students with tools for reasoned appraisal of how the law works, ideas and policies that underlie it, and the ability to think clearly and analyze arguments critically.