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Legal Studies Graduate Programs
Graduate Fellows in Legal Studies
Legal Studies offers programming for graduate students in disciplinary departments whose interests include the study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes broadly construed. Graduate Fellows in Legal Studies (GFILs) regularly participate in reading and writing groups with interdisciplinary Legal Studies scholars around campus; they also receive announcements about events and conferences of interest to interdisciplinary legal scholars. GFILS also receive preference for year-long Teaching Assistantships in Legal Studies, and may apply for funding to Legal Studies conferences (including the Law and Society Association annual meeting and the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies).
JD/PhD Joint Program
JD/PHD Program: Students pursuing the JD/PhD combined program spend the first two years in their various disciplinary departments on the Evanston campus. During that time, the Center for Legal Studies serves as a resource for teaching, advising, and programming. Legal Studies sponsors a graduate student/faculty reading group in which JD/PhD students and graduate students interested in the study of law and society may participate. The administration of the JD/PhD program is handled by Prof. Donald Rebstock at Northwestern University Law School (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are able to present Graduate Fellows in Legal Studies programming thanks to the support of The Graduate School (TGS).
There are no upcoming events at this time.
For general inquiries:
Prof. Laura Beth Nielsen
620 Lincoln #204
Fall Office Hours:
Tues/Thurs 2 PM - 3:15 PM
Director of Undergraduate Studies
620 Lincoln #201
Fall Office Hours:
Tues 12 PM - 2 PM
620 Lincoln #206
Mon-Fri 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM