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Legal Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Legal Studies program of Northwestern University provides an environment where students and scholars study legal issues using the methodology and perspectives of the social sciences and humanities.
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Overview

The Legal Studies program of Northwestern University is not a pre-law program; instead, students receive interdisciplinary training that emphasizes the reciprocal relationships between law and society key to understanding the social environment. Legal Studies majors and minors study legal actors, legal processes, and legal institutions through the perspectives and methods of a variety of disciplines—including history, sociology, political science, philosophy, economics, African-American studies, literature, gender studies, psychology, Latin@ studies, religious studies, and Asian-American studies. At the same time, students use the conceptual framework of the law to illuminate empirical and theoretical concerns in these fields.

Program highlights

Graduates of our program 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. Our graduates are ideally situated to succeed in careers in law, policy, education, politics, and in graduate work in the social sciences and humanities.

Legal Studies offers undergraduates the chance to engage in exciting, critical work with professors from all over Northwestern, the Law School, and the professional world, with courses in a variety of innovative topics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Law and Society
  • Legal Studies Research Methods
  • Crime, Punishment, and Social Control
  • American Immigration
  • Sociology of Law
  • Political Theories of the Rule of Law

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (ONLY required for international applicants whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75 or application fee waiver
  • Early Decision Agreement (ONLY Early Decision applicants)
  • Midyear transcript
  • Music audition (ONLY School of Music applicants)
  • Required for homeschooled applicants ONLY: 3 SAT subject tests 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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