Majors take courses and seminars focused on law and legal institutions, as well as those exploring the historical, political, ethical, sociological, and philosophical underpinnings of the development of law, thought, and institutions.

You’ll also develop your analytical skills to guide your understanding of the logic and basics of legal thinking as a language in legal institutions, the broader society, and law.

Private readings and research projects will enhance your learning experiences and give you a forum for sharing your ideas and work.

A group of faculty members, Curricular Committee on Law and Society, approves and supervises the major. The committee hosts speakers and symposia on law-related issues, and collaborates with Oberlin’s Career Development Center to develop meaningful internships.

The curricular committee members are: