Undergraduate Program Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the major, undergraduates with a B.A. in Legal Studies will have met the following objectives:

  1. An understanding of the nature and function of law, including legal theory, institutions, and analysis;
  2. An understanding of the role of law and legal institutions in the broader society, including the social, political, and economic context in which it operates;
  3. An understanding of the unique nature of legal institutions and practices from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives;
  4. The ability to analyze and critically evaluate arguments about legal theories, practices, and institutions based on logic and evidence, and from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives; and
  5. The ability to develop, sustain, and communicate coherent written and oral arguments and analyses regarding legal issues based on appropriate empirical and/or theoretical evidence and logic.