Law and Society (18 Credit Hours)

This concentration is for those majors interested in the study of law and its relationship to society and social theory. It is also useful for those students interested in pursuing a career in law.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • PO 315  Civil Rights and Liberties
  • PO 317  Judicial Politics
  • PO 417  The U.S. Supreme Court (or equivalent course by petition)

Electives (9 credit hours):

  • PO 213  Wrongful Convictions
  • PO 340  Law and Film
  • PO 395  Special Topics in U.S. Politics (if relevant and by petition)
  • PO 499  Seminar (if relevant and by petition)


  • PL 289  Social and Political Philosophy
  • PL 320  Philosophy of Law


  • MHR 461  Legal Environment of Business
  • MHR 463  Business Law