Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the Law, Justice & Society program, graduates will possess these core knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to critically assess the workings and implications of law in different social contexts
  • Competence in the historical, comparative, and global perspectives on law, justice, and society
  • Ability to scrutinize and test theories and concepts taught in class on real world issues
  • Exhibit substantive knowledge and understanding of socio-legal subject matter
  • Demonstrate legal reasoning while analyzing material from divergent sources
  • Exhibit effective oral & written communication skills
  • Ability to formulate legal solutions that lead to social change
  • Ability to place legal issues in the broader context of society

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program will be prepared for careers in a variety of areas, including work in all three branches of government and with corporate and not-for-profit entities. Specific opportunities may include:

  • Corporate compliance officer
  • Negotiator or mediator
  • Community advocate
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Court management
  • Risk management and claims adjusting
  • Law firm management

Additionally, students will be prepared for graduate studies in other areas such as conflict management, law, public administration, and business.