Law and Social Policy Concentration

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Program Director: Len Rubinowitz

Concentration Requirements

The Law and Social Policy Concentration offers two distinct tracks, Policy Analysis or Public Interest. In addition to the required and elective coursework, students must complete:

  • An approved Perspective Elective1 (designated as such at the time of registration)
  • A substantial research and writing experience within the concentration. This requirement may be satisfied by completing an approved Senior Research Project (LAWSTUDY 690) or a seminar or course (approved as part of the concentration) with the Research Writing attribute.

Policy Analysis Track

Requirements

Course Title
Required Courses
CONPUB 600Administrative Law
CONPUB 644Legislation
Elective Courses
Select at least 6 courses (18 credits), including at least 1 course from each category:
Individual Rights
Civil Rights Litigation
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Disability Law Seminar
Employment Discrimination
First Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment
Ideas of the First Amendment
Law and Social Change
Prisons and Prisoners' Rights
Race, Social Science, and the Law
Law and Religion
LGBT Law
Women, Children, Gender and Human Rights
Government and Political Processes
Basic Federal Income Taxation
Environmental Law
Food Law and Policy Seminar
Health Law
Immigration Law
Law and Education
Refugees and Asylum
State and Local Government
State and Local Taxation
Telecommunications and Internet Regulation
International and Comparative Law
International Environmental Law
International Human Rights Law
International Law
Nation Building: International Human Rights in Transitional Societies
Law and Social Science
Law and Social Change
American Legal History
Crime and Criminology
Economic Analysis of Law
Feminist Jurisprudence
Minimum Credits Required: 24

Public Interest Track

Requirements

Course Title
Required Courses
CONPUB 600Administrative Law
CONPUB 650Federal Jurisdiction
Clinic Requirement
Complete at least 6 credits:
Practicum: Public Interest Law
Practicum: Judicial
Practicum: Civil Government
Practicum: Criminal Law
Clinic: Entrepreneurship Law Center
Clinic Practice: Wrongful Convictions and Juvenile Justice
Clinic Practice: Eviction Defense and Unemployment Compensation Clinic
Clinic: Juvenile Justice/ Criminal Trials and Appeals/PreTrial Representation
Clinic Practice: Center on Wrongful Convictions
Clinic Practice: Center for Criminal Defense
Clinic: International Human Rights Advocacy
Clinic Practice: Federal Criminal Appellate Practice
Clinic Practice: The United States Supreme Court
Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Clinic Juvenile Justice Pre-Trial, Trial, Appeal and Post-Dispositional / Post-Conviction Advocacy
Clinic: Second Chances: Advocacy for Children in Juvenile & Criminal Court
Clinic Practice: Criminal Defense - The Death Penalty
Elective Courses
Select at least 4 courses (12 credits), including at least 1 course from 2 categories:
Individual Rights
First Amendment
Law and Religion
Fourteenth Amendment
Employment Discrimination
Law and Social Change
Ideas of the First Amendment
Women, Children, Gender and Human Rights
Race, Social Science, and the Law
LGBT Law
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Prisons and Prisoners' Rights
Civil Rights Litigation
Disability Law Seminar
Public and Non-profit Management
The Not for Profit Institution: Issues of Law and Governance
Specialized Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Refugees and Asylum
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Criminal Process
Criminal Trial Practice
Environmental Law
Natural Resources
Family Law
Torts II
Minimum Credits Required: 24