Law and Society

The Law and Society Program is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts field emphasizing law, political science and sociology. The field is committed to understanding law from a theoretical and empirical approach. We include critical reflection and critique as vehicles for inquiry. Students develop their capacities for lifelong learning, critical analysis and reflective inquiry; and for influential and conscientious action. Our goal is to help students develop their capacity as leaders and participants in social and legal structures and processes through comprehensive inquiry and responsible action. We believe professional, personal and community advancement result.

These skills developed in the LAS program are relevant to students' career endeavors and advanced studies. Approximately 80% of our LAS graduates pursue advanced study in law, public policy, social work or non-profit management. Students typically pursue careers in government, non-profit advocacy or attend law school.

Women who chose this major are:

Prepared for a rigorous academic curriculum which focuses on secondary analysis and writing
Concerned about social justice
Eager to influence positive societal change
Interested in the complex relationships between society and law
Determined to advocate for change in their communities and the world
Seek to view a societal challenge through multiple perspectives.
What will I learn and what can I do with a LAS Major?
The interdisciplinary liberal arts LAS curriculum enables students to become informed, well-rounded critical thinkers who can respond analytically to complex phenomena and be advocates for social and legal change. As such, the study of law and society is not a preparation for any one specific career. Rather, the major provides a strong foundation for a wide array of professional options, such as:

Community Organizing
Criminal Justice
Dispute Resolution
Policy Analysis
Human and Social Services
Legislative Aides
Non-Profit Administration
State and Local Government
In addition, the major provides solid preparation for students considering graduate work in fields such as law, business, social work, conflict resolution, criminal justice, government and public policy.

This portfolio last updated: 16-Feb-2018 2:20 PM