Law & Society Option (LAWS, B.A. Degree)

For those wanting to continue their education in an academic, non-legal setting, one should consider the Law & Society Option B.A. degree in Legal Studies. This is a richly interdisciplinary major that enables interested students to study law and legal culture from many disciplinary, conceptual, historical, theoretical and empirical perspectives. Along with completing the regular sequence of legal specialty courses, students will earn credits in several interdisciplinary courses that demonstrate the convergence of the law in all aspects of society.

A Major Map (PDF) is available to help students plan to complete their major coursework in four years. Additionally, the WSU course catalog provides a full description of all required Law & Society courses.

A number of Law & Society majors go on to law school. Law school, however, is not the only option. Increasingly, employers are looking for students well versed in multiple-disciplines and the Law & Society major at WSU allows students to practice a set of skills employers are looking for in the 21st century. Any career that rewards clear thinking, good writing, articulate speaking and the ability to ask and decipher complicated questions will be open to a well-trained Law & Society major. WSU Law & Society graduates have found employment in careers ranging from law enforcement to sales and marketing.

The Law & Society B.A. Degree is not ABA approved.