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The Mission of the Law and Society Program
The Law and Society program offers numerous benefits for students as they pursue their post-collegiate life:
· Because of their broad-based, multi-disciplinary background, law and society graduates will be able to participate more effectively and intelligently as citizens in an ever-changing world.
· Successful participation in this program will provide a sound basis and preparation for students hoping to attend law or graduate school. Although law schools are quick to point out that many undergraduate majors in the liberal arts stand as good preparation, the law and society major, with its focus on the law in the context of an interdisciplinary and liberal arts education, will be especially attractive to law schools. Once in law school, knowledge acquired as a law and society major may give students an added advantage in their law school studies.
· Even if law or graduate school is not the ultimate goal for students majoring in this program, the law and society major will endow any Winona State student with the intellectual interests and abilities to achieve success (and satisfaction) in other post-collegiate endeavors.
· For students pursuing employment right after college, successfully majoring in law and society will provide graduates with many valuable intellectual skills—thinking analytically, writing and speaking persuasively, reading and listening critically, and researching and organizing data systematically—desired by many employers. Such versatility is all the more desirable in a world where work and careers continuously change.
· By having examined the law from many different disciplines, law and society graduates will have valuable expertise to sell when seeking post-collegiate employment. Given the centrality of the law in contemporary American society, there are many potential employers—corporate, governmental, non-profit, to name a few—who will be eager to hire successful law and society majors for their understanding of how the law influences the work-a-day world of employers.
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