Legal Studies Summer Courses


    Law and Politics of Memory

  • LGST 100

    Session 1

    Why do we choose to memorialize some aspects of our history, but not others? What impact do those choices have on our contemporary politics and society? How may memorials help create a stronger democracy? (General Education Code(s): CC.) 

    Satisfies Law and Society core requirement.


  • Comparative Law (online)

  • LGST 116

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    Explores how countries organize their societies through legal rules. Particular attention is given to constitutional design, differences between common and civil law systems, changes brought about by the European Union, and the convergence of legal norms globally. (Also offered as Politics 116. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): CC.) 

    Satisfies Public Law and Institutions or "additional requirement" to CORE courses


  • Congress, President, and the Court in American Politics

  • LGST 120A

    Session 2

    Study of political development, behavior, performance, and significance of central governmental institutions of the U.S. Emphasizes the historical development of each branch and their relationship to each other, including changes in relative power and constitutional responsibilities. (Also offered as Politics 120A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. 


  • Race and Law

  • LGST 128I

    Session 2

    An introduction to comparative and historical analyses of the relation between race and law in the U.S. Emphasis on examinations of continuous colonial policies and structural mechanisms that help maintain and perpetuate racial inequality in law, criminal justice, and jury trials. (Formerly Race and Justice) (Also offered as SOCY 128I. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.)

    Satisfies Law and Society core requirement.