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LEGAL STUDIES

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About Legal Studies

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The Center for Legal Studies at Northwestern University provides an environment where students and scholars study legal issues using the methodology and perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. We view law as a social institution and seek to understand it through historical, cultural, and empirical approaches. Our students are well trained to become active and thoughtful citizens engaged with local and global questions of power and justice and with the role of law in everyday life. 

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Undergraduate Program

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Graduate Students

Graduate Fellows

Legal Studies offers programming for graduate students whose interests include the study of law, legal institutions, and/or legal processes broadly construed. We encourage participation from graduate students in all social science and humanities disciplines. Join our current Graduate Fellows in Legal Studies (GFILS) by applying here.

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Legal Studies Faculty

Legal Studies Faculty

In addition to our Core Faculty the Center for Legal Studies is composed of a strong list of Faculty Affiliates - members of the academic community whose teaching and research contribute to Legal Studies at Northwestern.

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Congratulations Graduating Majors!

 
Graduation 2018
Legal Studies Majors 2018
Congratulations to the class of 2018! We wish you the best in your future endeavors and please keep in touch to let us know what you're up to. Perhaps you can be the next person to be featured in our newsletter!

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