LEGAL STUDIES at Ithaca College is an INTERDISCIPLINARY program. CORE REQUIREMENTS expose students to the political, sociological, philosophical, economic, and communicative elements of law. Students learn LEGAL CONCEPTS, LEGAL ANALYSIS, LEGAL LANGUAGE, and how LEGAL INSTITUTIONS function within larger contexts.

Core requirements provide preparation for creating a SELF- DESIGNATED CONCENTRATION, under the guidance of a LEGAL STUDIES ADVISOR, tailored to individual student interest.

In senior year, Legal Studies majors learn methods of LEGAL RESEARCH, which they then apply to an intensive INTERNSHIP experience or a major RESEARCH PROJECT.

MOCK TRIAL provides students with an opportunity to argue legal cases in a simulated COURTROOM setting.

PRE-LAW advising provides preparation and advice for those students interested in LAW SCHOOL.

The LEGAL STUDIES MINOR provides grounding in legal thought, analysis, and institutions, useful in fields such as journalism, business, politics, economics, sociology, communications, psychology, and many more

LEGAL STUDIES is good preparation for careers in law, business, politics, the non-profit sector, the criminal justice system, international human rights, social advocacy, community organizing, or graduate programs in many of the social sciences and humanities.

For more information contact Tom Shevory, Legal Studies Coordinator and Professor of Politics: or (607) 274-1347

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

-Dr. Martin Luther King