Policy Analysis

Required Courses
Students must complete the following three courses:

  1. Administrative Law
  2. Legislation
  3. Perspective Elective

Distribution Requirement
Students must complete at least six courses (18 credits), including at least one course from three of the following categories:

Individual Rights

  • Animal Subjects, Human Regulators
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutional Interpretation, Problems in
  • Constitutional Law, State
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Enforcement of Morals
  • First Amendment
  • Fourth Amendment
  • Fourteenth Amendment
  • Free Speech and the McCarthy Era
  • Human Rights Advocacy: Analysis and Legal Writing
  • Ideas of the First Amendment
  • Law and Social Change
  • Pro Bono: Theory and Practic
  • Prisoners' Rights
  • Race, Racism, and the Law
  • Religion and the Law
  • Religion, Law, and Politics
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • Women, Children, and Human Rights
  • Women and their Bodies

Government and Political Processes

  • American Democracy
  • Computers and the Law
  • Energy and Environmental Policy and Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Law Seminar
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Health Care Law and Policy
  • Immigration Law
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Land Use
  • Law and Education
  • Policing in America: Issues in Accountability
  • Refugees and Asylum
  • Separation of Powers
  • State and Local Government
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Telecommunications and Internet Policy
  • Urban Redevelopment
  • The U.S. Supreme Court

International and Comparative Law

  • Colloquium: Human Rights
  • Colloquium: International Law Foreign Policy
  • European Legal Systems and the Holocaust: From Genocide to PresentDay Restitution
  • Human Rights in the 21st Century
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights I
  • International Human Rights II
  • Internationalization and the Legal Profession
  • International Law
  • International Law, Advanced
  • Nation Building: International Human Rights in Transitional Societies
  • Politics of Human Rights
  • Torture: Paradigms and Practice in International and Domestic Law

Law and Social Science

  • American Legal History
  • Crime and Criminology
  • Critical Theory
  • Economics for Lawyers
  • Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Jury and Social Science
  • Law and Economics
  • Law and Psychology
  • Law and Social Change
  • Law and Social Science
  • Law and Social Science Seminar
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Women's Legal History

Research Requirement
Students must complete a substantial research and writing project within the Concentration. This requirement may be satisfied by one of the following:

  1. completing an approved Senior Research Project on a policy analysis topic
  2. completing a 2- or 3- draft paper, or equivalent research project, in a seminar orcourse approved as part of the Concentration, or
  3. completing an approved Directed Reading and Research project on a policy analysis topic