Our programs place the study of law within a social context and help you develop the critical, analytical, and research skills that are in high demand by employers. Our courses move beyond the study of legal rules to examining what we know about the law and how it works in our society. While our Department does not train lawyers, you’ll acquire knowledge of the underlying dynamics of law and legal studies, including an in-depth understanding of its rules, agents, institutions, and power structures. Studying law in all these different facets is what defines the strength of the programs at Carleton.