The Legal Studies major is marked by its flexibility and interdisciplinarity. As such it is on the cutting edge of Legal Studies programs that combine attention to critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills, while also immersing students in legal theories, concepts, and materials. Required courses are in Legal Studies, Sociology, Communication Studies, Business and Media Studies, and Politics. The self-designated concentration allows students to pursue a path that matches their individual interests and needs, and which may or may not include the pursuit of a post-graduation law degree. Legal studies, in other words, combines the best of both worlds: a solid liberal arts education with initiation to a more professional orientation.
You may choose to pursue either a major or a minor in legal studies.
The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution - nor by the courts - nor by the officers of the law - nor by the lawyers - but by the men and women who constitute our society - who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.Robert Kennedy