Law and Public Policy, Minor

The law and public policy minor offers students an opportunity to obtain a thorough understanding of the U.S. legal system and to use that knowledge to examine current law and policy debates. In the LPP minor core courses, students have the opportunity to watch a criminal and/or civil trial, participate in a moot court before a panel of “judges,” and listen to speakers from both the public and private sector (for example, a superior court judge and assistant attorney general). While the minor is well-suited for students interested in pursuing a career in law and/or policy, it is invaluable for students in any field of practice, as law affects all professions and facets of everyday life.

For more information, contact the program director, Professor Dan Urman, 310 Renaissance Park, 617.373.6145, d.urman@northeastern.edu.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

LPSC 1101Introduction to Law ( a grade of B or higher is required)4
LPSC 2301Introduction to Law, Policy, and Society (a grade of B or higher is required)4

Law and Public Policy Course

Complete one of the following:4
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Topics in Law and Public Policy
Law and the City
Law and Literature
Advanced Debates in Law and Public Policy

Elective Courses

Complete two of the following courses not used for the requirements above:8
Public Policy and Black America
Special Topics in Anthropology
Legal Argumentation, Advocacy, and Citizenship
Free Speech: Law and Practice
The Death Penalty
Human Trafficking
Criminology
Global Criminology
Psychology of Crime
Criminal Law
Juvenile Justice
Topics in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime, and Justice
Juvenile Law
Legal Philosophy
Police Strategy
Political Crime and Terrorism
Law and Psychology
Advanced Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Economics of Crime
International Food Economics and Policy
Environmental Economics
Law and Economics
Government and Business
Rhetoric of Law
Advanced Writing for Prelaw
Environmental Planning
Issues in Corporate Governance (for business students only)
Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Practice and Policy
International Conflict and Negotiation
Law of the Press
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Topics in Law and Public Policy
Law and the City
Law and Literature
Advanced Debates in Law and Public Policy
Copyright Law for Musicians
Introduction to Economic Justice
Philosophical Problems of Law and Justice
Social and Political Philosophy
Judicial Process and Behavior
Public Policy and Administration
Law and Society
International Law
U.S. Constitutional Law
U.S. Civil Liberties
Sociology of Violence
Gender in a Changing Society
Law and Social Justice
Class, Crime, and the Legal System
“The Wire” and the Study of Urban Inequalities
Law and Social Issues
Gender, Social Justice, and Transnational Activism
Sexuality, Gender, and the Law

GPA Requirement

3.000 GPA required in the minor