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Major & Minor RequirementsLaw in Society majors study law from humanistic and practical perspectives. Students focus on critical thinking, writing and oral presentation skills, within the study of law. Our required internship places students in law office settings to see the practical side of law. Many Law in Society majors are continuing on to law school, work as paralegals, or enter other varied professions such as business, compliance, government, and public policy.
B.A. in Law and Society
Minor in Law in Society
Minor Certificate in Legal Studies (ABA approved)
Research & Experiential Learning
Law in Society places each student individually into an internship in a law office setting during his or her senior year. Students will meet with Professor Michelle Miller when they register for the Senior Internship Seminar to discuss their interests, future plans, and desires for an internship placement. Professor Miller works with internship supervisors to match each student with an internship that provides a positive learning experience.
Prior internship placements have included the State’s Attorney’s Office; the Connecticut Attorney General; Shipman & Goodwin; Wiggin & Dana; Fasano, Ippolito & Lee; Yale University Office of the General Counsel; Children’s Probate Court; Carbonella and Walsh; Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services; and many other law firms of various sizes.
Explore Your Future
Many Law in Society majors are continuing on to law school, work as paralegals, or enter other varied professions such as business, compliance, government, and public policy. As part of the major requirements students complete a legal studies certificate approved by the American Bar Association.
Check out our career communities in Law, Policy & Criminal Justice, Business Management, Human Resources & Administration, Government & Public Administration, to explore just some of the possibilities open to you!