By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Law, Society and Policy B.A.

This integrated learning major focuses on law, legal institutions, the legal dimensions of social life and the policy process.
Cecily Capo at the innovation Law Center
Student participates in discussion at the Innovation Law Center.

About this Program

  • Draws on a range of courses across the humanities and social sciences.
  • Combines a traditional major with coursework in an applied or multidisciplinary field.
  • Cultivates interests in human rights and in the principles and pursuit of justice.
  • Prepares students for a variety of careers and for graduate programs in law, public policy and the social sciences.

Program Information

Degree Type






College or School

Career Path

Students taking class outside of Maxwell.

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy, public administration and international relations. It includes America’s No. 1 ranked graduate program in public affairs, offering highly regarded professional degrees alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences. It’s also home to undergraduate programs across the full spectrum of social sciences.
Explore the School


Students first enroll in a base major and then choose one of two areas of concentration: law, crime and society in the U.S. or comparative and international law. Base majors can be declared in Maxwell | College of Arts and Sciences, Falk, iSchool, Newhouse or VPA.

Learn More About This Program

Start your application
Start your academic journey with us.
Explore affordability
Learn about grants and scholarships.
Schedule a tour
Plan your visit and get ready to make yourself at home.