Students enrolled in Le Moyne’s Legal Studies Program gain a rich, interdisciplinary understanding of this subject matter and learn about the law as a social phenomenon as they study both its cultural and institutional systems. Consistent with the Jesuit tradition upon which the College was founded, a particular emphasis is placed on the role law plays in the lives of society’s least advantaged populations. Problem solving, values identification and critical thinking skills are key components of the program. Students learn to understand key terminology, concepts, and theories regarding law as a social institution and as a process of change; develop knowledge of key mainstream and critical legal theories; examine the law as both a problem and a solution to problems in the context of past and present social controversies; and understand the process through which legal institutions change historically and vary cross-culturally.
Who can benefit from the legal studies program?
- Students of any major
- Students interested in attending law school
- Students not planning to attend law school
- Those who want to gain a credential that complements their major and future careers (e.g., future educators, business managers, journalists, historians, medical practitioners and social workers)
Here is just a sampling of legal studies classes:
- HST 316 History of American Law
- LGS 201 Introduction to Legal Studies
- PSC 301 The U.S. Supreme Court
- PSC 451 American Constitutional Law
- WER 435 Equal Employment Opportunity
For more information:
Susan M. Behuniak, Ph.D.
Reilly Hall 427