Laws and legal systems are created by governing bodies — from local municipalities to international courts of law — to regulate and balance the behavior of individuals and organizations with the greater good of society. By providing a structure that regulates behavior, the law reaches into every facet of life.
As a student in the law and society concentration, you will examine the effects on society of law, legal institutions and legal actors like lawyers and judges from a variety of perspectives. You will also explore the identification and analysis of legal arguments in a variety of contexts and have an opportunity to hone your oral advocacy skills.
This program treats law as part of a broad liberal arts education. Many pre-law students find this concentration to be useful, but students with no plans to attend law school also are strongly attracted to this interdisciplinary program.