Law has been a central focus of Sociology since its founding as an academic discipline. The social sources of legal thought, the development and organization of legal institutions, the variety and practice of legal professions, and relationships among law and social justice are core issues in the courses in the Law and Society Concentration.
Building on courses in methods and social theory, students take courses in both the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice as well as other departments. These courses, offered by a dedicated and accomplished faculty, focus on a wide range of law and society topics. The concentration requires a 400 level course that provides context for the understanding and analysis of law and society that fulfills the University's second writing requirement. A required field placement course provides students with the opportunity to experience and observe the practice of law in such settings ad Delaware Family Court, private law firms, legal advocacy agencies, and law enforcement.
The Law and Society Concentration provides an excellent education for those interested in applying to law school or graduate school; and for those pursuing careers in law-related fields such as law enforcement, administration of justice, social justice, and business.