Law and Public Policy

College of Social Sciences & Humanities
Study Options
Full Time
Full Program Description

After completing their first year of law school, students take one year of courses in Law and Public Policy (LPP) and then return to the regular course of law study. Students examine a full range of strategies for creating policy change, including legislation, litigation, the ballot box and civil action. Students engage in policy analysis and applied research that develops real-world solutions to public policy challenges.

Graduates will leave the program with a solid grounding in public policy theory and practice, research methodologies, and specialized expertise in one or more policy areas. Students will work with an individual faculty adviser in their policy focus area who will help choose courses and identify employment opportunities, during and after the time students are here. The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs has comprehensive career advising services to help students find placements after graduation.

Second year courses are taken in the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs. Students then fulfill the remaining Law School coursework and co-op requirements.