About LSJ in General

How competitive is LSJ?
Answer: Applicants admitted to LSJ are usually strong students, but what makes a student strong is rather complex.  Because this is an academic program that explores law in social science perspectives, students should show particular aptitude in social science courses.  They should also be able to communicate clearly and concisely, and show an interest in the academic topics and social issues discussed in LSJ classes. Admission is based on a student’s academic record and his/her essay.  The number of admitted students varies by quarter, based on the characteristics of each applicant pool and the number of students the program can admit.  All students who have completed the minimum requirements and who are interested in the major are strongly encouraged to apply.

LSJ is competitive because we cannot admit all who seek to pursue the major.  Students should have a back-up major in case they are not admitted to LSJ.  The best back-up major will vary depending on student interests, but it should be a major that has either open admission or minimum requirement admission.

Do you have a graduate program in LSJ?
The Law, Societies, and Justice Program does not offer graduate degrees.  The Comparative Law and Society Studies Center (CLASS Center) does have a graduate certificate program, the details of which are available under the CLASS tab on this website.