Law and Society is a program of study intended for the understanding of law in its historical and social contexts. Through study of the evolution of law from ancient societies to our contemporary day, students are encouraged to see law as a dynamic institution shaped by historical forces and social values. Substantial emphasis is given to the study of such contemporary legal issues as human freedoms and civil rights, social responsibility, and the enunciation of citizen rights.

Law and Society as a field examines the legal environment of various institutional sectors in our society, including health care, the family, communications media, business enterprises, and the military. A minor in Law and Society is thus an excellent option not only for students bound for law school, but for those interested in a variety of professional careers.

For further information about Law and Society, contact Prof. Lawrence Radine, Director, radine@umd.umich.edu