The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Legal Studies

Legal Studies

Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law and society. The purpose of this multifaceted program is to develop the study of law within a liberal arts framework and to explore the myriad ways in which law is connected with other disciplines pertinent to an understanding of society. 

Legal Studies supports a robust internship program including a popular judicial internship hosted by Judge Judd Carhart, and the major sustains a strong tradition in undergraduate Capstone honors research and writing.

Department of Political Science

Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-2438