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Law and Politics

This track provides students with advanced coursework and training in the study of law from multiple perspectives. It serves three different groups of students. First are students who aspire to attend a highly competitive law school have the opportunity to engage in advanced study of law before applying, and to encounter a broader set of perspectives than might typically be included in a JD degree. Second, students hoping to pursue Ph.Ds. can gain relevant course work and skills development to ease that transition. Finally, the track provides other students interested in an M.A. degree with strong writing and analytical skill development.

Track Courses

  • Field Seminar in Public Law (RPOS 541)
  • Judicial Power (RPOS XXX)
  • Law & Society (RPOS 537)
  • Two additional courses selected from public law offerings
    • Constitutional Law (RPOS 526)
    • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (RPOS 527)
    • Law and Policy (RPOS 529)
    • Election Law (RPOS 549)
    • Justice Reform in Latin America (RPOS 525)