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Students minoring in Law and Society are required to successfully complete (with a letter grade of C+ or better) 5 approved courses selected from at least 3 different categories, with no more than 2 courses in any one category and no more than 2 courses in any one academic department (NOTE: ILR courses are all considered to be one department). Cross-listed courses can be counted as any of their cross listings.

At the discretion of the Law & Society directors, permission may be granted to substitute an appropriate course that has been:

  1. accepted from another educational institution toward the student's degree program (1 course maximum)
  2. taken as part of a semester abroad program
  3. recently added to the Cornell curriculum

Petitions for course substitutions must be submitted prior to the student's final semester using the printable Course Petition Form. The completed form should be submitted to the EPL office, 218 Goldwin Smith Hall.

The list below includes all the courses that have been officially approved to count toward Law & Society. For additional course information--including which courses are being offered in the current or next semester--please refer to the University's online Courses of Study book or contact the appropriate academic department.

NOTE: courses previously designated as ILRCB have been changed to ILRLR.

American Constitutional Development - AMST 3180 / HIST 3180

American Political Development in the 20th Century - AMST 4041 / GOVT 4041

Am. Political Thought Madison to Malcom X - AMST 3665 / GOVT 3665 / HIST 3160

Children and the Law - HD 3330 (was 2330)

Congress and the Legislative Process - GOVT 3112 *NEW ADDITION Spring 16*

Constitutional Aspects of Labor Law - ILRLR 4890 / 6890

Constitutional Law - LAW 5021 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Constitutional Law & American Politics - GOVT 3001

Constitutional Politics: The U.S. Supreme Court - GOVT / LAW 3281

Contemporary Problems in Development and Society - DSOC 4800 

Crime, Politics, & the Law - LAW 4041 

Disability Law - ILRLR 4033 

Economics of Criminal Justice Policy - PAM 4340

Employment Discrimination - HADM 4850 (was HADM 4450)

Employment Discrimination and the Law - ILRLR 4842 / 6840

Environmental Law - CRP 4510              

Environmental Politics - CRP 3800  

History of Law - HIST 1600     

History of the UN - HIST 2163 *NEW ADDITIONAL Fall 15*

History of the U.S. Senate - HIST 4030 / GOVT 4218

International Law - GOVT 3898

International Laws of War - HIST 1630 *NEW ADDITION Fall 14*             

Intro to Comparative Politics and Government - GOVT 1313 

Intro to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - FGSS 2010 

Intro to Public Policy - GOVT 3071

Judging the Jury - LAW 4122  

Labor and Employment Law - ILRLR 2010

Law and Literature  - ENGL 3762 / ENGL 6710 / GOVT 6045 / LAW 6710            

NYS Govt. Affairs: Capital Semester in Albany - PAM 3920            

Orange is the New Black (formerly Prisons and Society) - AMST 2615 / PAM 2610 / SOC 2610

Politics & Policy: Theory, Research, & Practice - ALS 4998 / AMST 4998 / CAPS 4998 / GOVT 4998 / PAM 4060

Politics of Nations Within - GOVT 3645                                 

Regulating Financial Institutions - PAM 3440 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

The American Legal System: Nature, Functions, Institutions - GOVT 3150

The American Presidency - AMST 3161 / GOVT 3161                                   

The Birth of the Prison - HIST 4945 / 6945 *NEW ADDITION Fall 14*

The History of the U.S. Prison - HIST 2422 

The Nature, Functions, and Limits of Law - AMST 3131 / GOVT 3131 / LAW 4131            

The Old English Laws - ENG 4190 / HIST 4691           

The U.S. Supreme Court and Crime - AMST 3202 / GOVT 3202

U.S. Congress - GOVT 3181 / AMST 3181

Category 2: Law and Policy

Arbitration - ILRLR 4022 / 6022             

Behavioral Economics and Public Policy - PAM 3130

Comparative Labor and Employment Law - ILRIC 4333 / 6333 (was 6012)

Comparative Social Inequalities - DSOC 3700 / SOC 3710         

Competition Law & Policy - LAW 4021 

Contemporary Italy: Politics & Society - CRP 3720              

Contract Administration - ILRLR 4040 

Corporations, Shareholders, and Policy - PAM 3340              

Dazed & Confused: Politics of Drugs & Alcohol in the U.S. - HIST 2423 

Dispute Resolution Practicum - ILRLR 6019 / LAW 6019

Drugs and Society - SOC 2460              

Economics of Consumer Laws and Protection - ECON 3830 /4410 / PAM 3410              

Economics of Public Health - PAM / ECON 4380 

Economics of the Public Sector - PAM 2040 

Education, Social Justice, and the Law - GOVT / AMST 4435 / 6635

Environmental Governance - BSOC / DSOC / NTRES / S&TS / 3311         

Environmental Policy Processes - NTRES 4300

Evolving Families: Challenges to Family Policy - PAM / SOC 3360             

Families & Social Inequality - SOC / PAM 4470     

First Amendment - HIST 4060

Foreign Policy, Democracy, & Dictatorship - AMST / GOVT 3988 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Gender, Public Policy, and Law - LAW 4121               

Global Comparative Disability Policy - ILRIC 4360 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Govt. & Public Policy: An Intro to Analysis & Criticism - AMST / GOVT 4281               

Govt. Gun Control: Constitution, Law, & Politics - GOVT 3222               

Hospitality Industry Labor Relations - see "Labor Relations in the Hosp. Industry" below          

Immigrant America: ILRLR / LATA / LSP 3065 

Immigration and a Changing America - DSOC 2750

Immigration and Public Policy - DSOC / PAM 3040

Immigration: History, Theory, & Practice (see "Immigration Since 1965" below)

Immigration Since 1965 - AMST / HIST / LSP 4850 (next offered 2015-16) 

Incarceration Policy Response - AMST / GOVT 3142 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Information Policy: Research, Analysis, & Design - COMM 4201

Intellectual Property Law & Policy - PAM 3764 / 5764

International Conservation - NTRES 4340               

International Labor Law - ILRIC 4344 / 6344               

Intro to Policy Analysis - PAM 2300 

Knowledge, Technology, & Property - STS 4111               

Labor Relations in the Hospitality Industry - ILRLR 4060 / HADM 4481/4810 (frmr. "Hospitality Industry Labor Relations")

Law of the Internet and E-Commerce - HADM 4890 (was HADM 4489)

Managing and Resolving Conflict - ILRLR 4012 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

People, Planning, and Politics in the City - CRP 2070

Pharmaceutical Mgmt. & Policy - PAM 3110 

Political Freedom - GOVT 3735 

Poverty and Social Policy - GOVT 6021

Prisons - AMST / GOVT 3141           

Problems of Contemporary Society - DSOC / SOC 2070              

Public Finance: Resource Allocation & Fiscal Policy - ECON 3360               

Public Finance: The Microeconomics of Government - ECON 4260 (was 3350)               

Public Policy & African American Urban Community - ASRC 4605               

Refugees - HIST / AMST / LSP 4851 

Schooling, Racial Inequality, & Public Policy in America - SOC 3570 / 4520             

Seminar on Genocide - HIST 2180 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Social & Political Context of American Education - AMST / EDUC / DSOC / SOC 2710               

Social Inequality - SOC 2208 / DSOC 2090               

Social Movements in American Politics - AMST / GOVT 3021          

Social Policy - PAM 4730               

Social Policy & Social Welfare - CRP 4480 / 5480           

Social Policy Under Globalization - ILRIC 4340 

Sociology of Race & Education - SOC 4524 / ASRC 4515 

Special Topics in Labor & Employment Law - ILRLR 3045 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Statistical Applications in Law & Policy - ILRST 2150 

The Economics of Consumer Policy - PAM 3400 

The Politics of Change - GOVT 4112 

The US Healthcare System - PAM 2350 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Topics in Corporations Policy - PAM 4330 

Urban Inequality - SOC 3380

U.S. in the World - AMST 3149 / CAPS / HIST 3140

Work & Family Policy in Comparative Perspective - ILRIC 4315  

Category 3: Law and Social Structure

African American Social History 1910-2000 - ILRLR 3860 / LAW 7060 *NEW ADDITION Fall 14*

Afro-American Social Political Thought - AS&RC 2601         

Asian American Politics & Public Policy - AAS 3901           

Ecology & Politics of the Metropolis - GOVT / HORT 2240 *NEW ADDITION Fall 14*

Employment, Inequality, and the Law (see "Low-Wage Workers and the Law" below)

Education, Inequality, & Development - DSOC 3050 

Equality, Liberty, & Democracy - PHIL 1930 / GOVT 2935 / SOC 2930 *NEW ADDITION Spring 15*

Ethnoracial Identity in Anthro., Lang., & Law - ANTHR 6424 / LSP 6424 / LAW 7231          

Feminism and Philosophy - PHIL 2490 / FGSS 2490

Feminism and Philosophy - PHIL 4490 / FGSS 4491 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*              

Gender and the Global Economy of the 20th Century - ILRIC 2361 

Global Justice - GOVT 3685 / PHIL 3470 (not currently in Courses of Study listing)           

Global Thinking - GOVT 2947 

"Inequality, Diversity, and Justice" is now "Equality, Liberty, & Democracy," above                     

International Law - HIST 2230               

Intro to Peace and Conflict Studies - GOVT 3937

Intro to Asian American History - HIST / AMST 2640 / AAS 2130 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*              

Latinos, Law, & Identity - AMST 3550 / DSOC 3550            

Law, Crime & Society in Early Modern Europe - HIST 3730               

Law, Liberty, & Revolution in Early Modern England - HIST 4940 

Low Wage Workers and the Law - ILRLR 6079                

Marriage & Sexuality in Medieval Europe - FGSS 3680 / RELST 3680 / HIST 3680        

Migrant Workers (frmr. Farmworkers) - CRP 3850 / HIST 4310 / LSP 4310 / ILRLR 4020    

People, Planning, & Politics in the City - CRP 2010 

Politics of the Global North - ILRIC 4330 / GOVT 3303

Population and Public Policy - PAM 2030 

Race & Politics in 20th Century America - AMST 3231                

Race and Public Policy - PAM 3370 / SOC 3370            

Racial & Ethnic Politics in the United States - AMST 3191 / GOVT 3191 / LSP 3191        

Sex, Power, and Politics - GOVT 3043                

Sexuality and the Law - FGSS 4610 / GOVT 4625           

Social and Psychological Aspects of the Death Penalty - HD 4140 / 6140 

Social Welfare as a Social Institution - PAM 3830 

Sociology of Law - SOC 2560               

The Court, Crime, and the Constitution - HIST 2020                

The Death Penalty - LAW 4051                

The EU and its Social Model - ILRIC 3320                

The History of the Present - HIST 3343 *NEW ADDITION Fall 2014*

The Global Perspective on Violence Against Women (see "Violence Against Women: ..." below)

The Politics of Poverty in the U.S. - AMST / GOVT 3012 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

The Politics of the Inner City - GOVT 4232 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

The Progressive Era in Work, Law, & Politics - HIST / AMST / ILRLR 3845 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Theories of Equality & Their Application in the Workplace - ILRLR 6040

Urban Politics - AMST / GOVT 3111          

Urban Transformations in the Global South - CRP 4740              

U.S. Racial and Ethnic Relations - DSOC 3750 

Violence Agnst. Women: Policy Impl., Global Persp. - PAM 4440 / FGSS 4480              

Women in American Society Past & Present - AMST 2730 / FGSS 2730 / HIST 2730

Women in the Economy - ECON 3440 / FGSS 4460 / ILRLE 4450 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Writing Seminar in Law - ILRLR 2060

Category 4: Law and Culture

China Under Revolution and Reform - GOVT 2403 

Communication Law - COMM 4280

Comparative Politics of Lat. Amer. - GOVT 3293 / DSOC / LATA 3290 

Conflict Resolution in Medieval Europe - HIST 4360               

Conflict, Dispute Resolution, & Law in Cultural Context - ANTHR 3428              

Copyright in the Digital Age - COMM 4290 / INFO 4290           

Culture, Law, and the Politics of the Internet - INFO 5150 

Devel. of Economic Thought and Institutions - ILRLE 3440 / ECON 3300             

Drugs and Gangs - PAM 4360

Economics and the Law - ECON 4040               

Feminist Theory/Law & Society - AMST 4635               

Governing Economic Development: The US Experience - ILRLR 3071 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

History of Israeli Palestinean Conflict - NES 3697 / GOVT 3977

Hist. of Mod. Mid. East in the 20th Cent. - NES / HIST / JWST 2674/ GOVT 2747    

Human Rights and Literature - ENGL 3930 

Informa. Policy: Research, Analysis & Design - INFO / STS 4200 / COMM 4201  

Information, Technology, & Society - INFO 6210 

Kinship and Social Organization - ANTHR 3423    

Language and the Law - LING 2223 *NEW ADDITION Spr16*

Law, Latinos, and Illegality - AMST / ANTHR / LSP 3762          

Law, Science, and Public Values - B&SOC 4071 / S&TS 4071           

Law, Science, and Sustainability - LAW 4081              

Law, Society, and Culture - NES 3551               

Liberty and Justice for All  -  ILRLR 4880

Middle Eastern Politics - GOVT 3313 / NES 3550               

Memory and the Law - HD 3190 

Multiculturalism in Israel - JWST / NES 3767, GOVT 3766, SOC 3760 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15* 

Origins of the Social - HIST 2330 (next offered 2015-16)              

Policing and Prisons in American Culture - AMST 3970 / ENGL 3970           

Politics and Culture - GOVT 3633 / SOC 2480

Politics of Violence in 20th Cent. Europe - HIST / JWST 2711 / GOVT 2716 

Psychology and the Law - PSYCH 2650              

Recent History of American Workers - ILRLR / AMST 3060

Resource Management & Environmental Law - CRP 4440 / 5440 / NTRES 4440       

Roman Law: Slavery, Crime, and Gender - CLASS 2806 *NEW ADDITION Spring 16*

Science, Race, & Colonialism - HIST 4751 / S&TS 4751           

Technology, Policy, and the Law - PAM 4650

The New Latin American State - ANTHR / LATA 4732 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

The United States - AMST / ANTHR / LSP 3777 

Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in North American History - HIST 4662 / AMST 4301 *NEW ADDITION Spr16*

Values in Law, Economics, & Indust. Relations (see "Values, Rights, and Justice at Work" below)

Values, Rights, and Justice at Work - ILRLR 6070

Varieties of American Dissent - AMST 3240 / HIST 3240

Category 5: Law and Ethics

Animal Rights - LAW 7072  (spring 2015) *NEW ADDITION Fall 14*

Applied Environmental Philosophy - NTRES 4330         

Biblical Law Seminar - RELST / COML 4260 

Biblical Seminar - COML 4280 / RELST 4280         

Christianity and Judaism - COML 3260 / RELST 3260         

Contemporary Moral Issues - PHIL 1450               

Ethical Issues in Engineering Practice - ENGRG 3600 / S&TS 3601 (new course name)       

Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine - B&SOC 2051 / S&TS 2051          

Ethics - PHIL 2410               

Ethics and Health Care - PHIL 2450              

Ethics and New Media, Technology, and Communication - COMM 4300    

Ethics and the Environment - B&SOC 2061 / S&TS 2061 / PHIL 2460      

Ethics at Work - ILRLR 4820               

Ethics in International Relations - GOVT 4917 (next offered 2014-15) 

Ethics of Eating - PHIL 1440 (was 2411)      

Ethics, Public Policy, and American Society - PAM 5310              

Health Care Services: Consumer & Ethical Perspectives - PAM 5520              

HR, Ethics, and Corporate Responsibility - ILRHR 4663

Human Rights and Global Justice - GOVT / AMST 3635

Human Rights and Government - GOVT 4819 *NEW ADDITION Fall 14*

Human Rights, Ethics and Literature - ENGL 2781

Human Rights: Ideals and Realities - ENGL 2890

Informational Ethics, Law, & Policy - IS 1200 *NEW ADDITION Fall 14*

International Humanitarianism - HIST 2791               

Introduction to Bioethics - PHIL 2455 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Introduction to Ethics and the Environment - NTRES 3320               

Introduction to the Qur'an - NES 2556 / JWST 2556          

Justice and Equality - GOVT 4796 / GOVT 6796 / PHIL 6996 *NEW ADDITION*

Law, Society, and Culture in the Middle East - NES 3651             

Law, Society, and Morality - PHIL 1960 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Literature as Moral Inquiry - ENGL 4020              

Modern Political Philosophy - GOVT 3625 / PHIL 3460           

Moral Dilemmas in the Law - GOVT 2432 / PHIL 2430 / LAW 6303 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

Philosophy of Law - PHIL 3480

Sex, Power, and Politics - GOVT 3043 

Social and Political Philosophy - PHIL 2420

Terrorism - GOVT 3022 *NEW ADDITION Fall 15*

The Dark Side of Biol.: Biol. Weapons, Bioterrorism, and Biocriminality - STS / BSOC / GOVT 4711               

Topics in Law & Legal Ethics - GOVT 3102 

Topics in Social & Political Philosophy - PHIL 4470 / GOVT /AMST 4655 / SOC 4430             

Values in Law, Economics, & Industrial Relations - ILRLR 6070 

Weapons of Mass Destruction - GOVT 3847              

Workers Rights as Human Rights - ILRLR 3830  

Workplace Health and Safety as a Human Right - ILRIC 3342 *NEW ADDITION Fall 14*