About the Program
The Center for Legal Studies at Northwestern University provides an environment where scholars and students combine the study of legal issues with the methodology and perspectives of the social sciences and humanities.
Legal Studies offers undergraduates the chance to engage in exciting, critical work with professors from all over Northwestern, the Law School, and the professional world, with courses in a variety of innovative topics. Recent favorites include Trial Advocacy, International Human Rights, the Politics of the Medical Malpractice Crisis, and Environmental Law and Politics.
At the graduate level, Legal Studies provides programmatic content for Graduate Fellows in Legal Studies (GFILs) which include JD/PhD students, PhD students who entered graduate school with JDs earned elsewhere, and graduate students in a variety of disciplines (economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, theater, and English, to name just a few) interested in the inter-disciplinary study of law. Together with faculty, GFILs attend significant lectures and events, graduate students and faculty participate in on-going reading and writing seminars.
News & Bulletins
Read Laura Beth Nielsen's recent op-ed here.
Listen to Legal Studies director Laura Beth Nielsen's NPR Life of Law Podcast.
Legal Studies director Laura Beth Nielsen's editorial, "Democracy at Stake" is currently on the PBS website.
Legal Studies Graduation Reception
June 21, 2013 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 11:00am-5:00pm
or by appointment
Professor Grisinger's Spring Quarter Office Hours:
Laura Beth Nielsen
Director of Undergraduate Studies