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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).

Please click here for a copy of the GFIL application.

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 (d-rebstock@law.northwestern.edu).

We are able to present Graduate Fellows in Legal Studies programming thanks to the support of The Graduate School (TGS).

Upcoming Events

The Constitution: Then and Now
April 24, 20143:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Law in Motion Lecture
May 1, 20143:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Law in Motion Conference: Institutionalizing Dissent: From the Founding Fathers to Guantánamo
May 2, 20148:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

For general inquiries:

legalstudies@northwestern.edu

Prof. Laura Beth Nielsen
Program Director
1808 Chicago Ave 209
Spring Quarter Office Hours:
Tues/Thurs 11:00-12:00pm

Prof. Joanna Grisinger

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Crowe 1-111
Spring Quarter Office Hours:
Tues, 2:00-5:00pm

Ann Kelchner

Program Assistant
Crowe 1-107
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:30-4:30pm

 

Legal Studies Photos

March 21, 2014