May 25, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Studies

Steering Committee: Penelope Geng (English), Duchess Harris (American Studies), Erik Larson (Co-Director, Sociology), Patrick Schmidt (Co-Director, Political Science), Linda Sturtz (History), William Wilcox (Philosophy)

The Legal Studies program allows students to explore “law,” in all its meanings, through a variety of liberal arts perspectives. Instead of teaching law as a set of rules to learn, we look at the possibilities and limits of law in concept, in practice, in history, and around the world. The program features many challenging courses that draw students who simply find law a fascinating subject to explore, as well providing advising for those considering careers related to law.