Students will develop their analytic skills by critically examining and researching legal processes, legal traditions and norms, human rights, social justice, and the evolution of law-related organizations through a humanistic lens.
The History, Culture, and Law Major provides students with the skills to be able to:
1. Identify significant jurisprudential traditions in the United States and describe their development over time.
2. Make and substantiate arguments about how cultural norms influence legal systems
3. Identify and describe significant moments of legal reform in the history of the U.S.
4. Identify and describe historical and contemporary legislation and jurisprudence that have had a significant impact on the rights of social groups defined by gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship status.
5. Describe and analyze intersectional impacts of legislation on jusriprudential subjects defined by identity status or membership in a social group
6. Conduct research in legal libraries and archives and present their findings in writing
Type of Program
- Undergraduate Combined Major