Law is the cornerstone of our political, social, and economic systems, and a grounding in law is essential in a broad variety of professional areas. All organizations — from multinational corporations and federal agencies to small businesses and local nonprofits — operate in a complex and dynamic legal environment. Effective navigation of the changing legal terrain is crucial to organizational success. Understanding the legal environment is a clear advantage to college graduates seeking jobs and careers in a variety of industries and professional fields.
The legal studies degree program at Nazareth College is designed for students whose graduate study and career prospects will be enhanced by the knowledge of law, as well as the skills of logical analysis, effective communication, and ethical reasoning.
The major introduces students to our judicial system, fundamental concepts of law, and major areas of legal practice. It also develops those skills of analysis and communication that are essential in all areas of professional work. Students are encouraged to connect their learning with their career goals by choosing elective courses from one of five tracks designed to complement diverse graduate study plans and professional aspirations.
Education: B.A . Williams College; Ph.D. Cornell University
Teaching and Research Interests: American Government and politics, constitutional history, comparative healthcare and social policy, and political philosophy.
To help students interested in pursuing a law degree or a career in law, Nazareth is partnering with Syracuse University College of Law to provide talented legal studies and political science majors with an expedited and discounted opportunity.