Policy Analysis Track

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

  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • First Amendment
  • Fourteenth Amendment
  • Ideas of the First Amendment
  • Law and Social Change
  • Prisoners' Rights
  • Race, Social Science, and the Law
  • Religion and the Law
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • Women, Children, and Human Rights

Government and Political Processes

  • American Democracy
  • Basic Federal Income Tax
  • Computers and the Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Law Seminar
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Health Care Law and Policy
  • Immigration Law
  • Land Use and Other Urban Issues
  • Law and Education
  • Refugees and Asylum
  • State and Local Government
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Telecommunications and Internet Policy

International and Comparative Law

  • Colloquium: Human Rights
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Nation Building: International Human Rights in Transitional Societies

Law and Social Science

  • American Legal History
  • Crime and Criminology
  • Economics Analyses of Law
  • Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Law and Psychology
  • Law and Social Change

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