Law and Public Policy
Do you want to know how the law works and how you can use it to solve difficult problems? Check out the new major and minor in Law and Public Policy. It’s ideal if you’re considering a career that tackles issues such as tax and health care policy, social justice, cyber security or intellectual property rights.
You’ll explore how legal institutions and their leaders shape public policy, and you’ll learn how to use the law to accomplish your goals, whether you work for a government agency, a nonprofit or a business.
The classes are taught by top-notch faculty from across the Indiana University campus. This is the only opportunity you’ll have as an undergraduate to learn from the stellar faculty at IU’s Maurer School of Law.
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The choices for Fall 2014 include: Law and Public Affairs; Legal History and Public Policy; Children and the Law; and The Failure of Criminal Policy.
Major Courses for Law and Public Policy
General Education Requirements for students matriculating to IUB
If you’re not sure what to take or how it will fit into your academic and career plans, our faculty and our advisors have the answers.
|Prof. Andrea Need by email
|SPEA Undergraduate Programs
SPEA Room 240
Law and Public Policy has sponsored a number of special events, including an undergraduate mock law class led by Austen Parrish, Dean of the Maurer School of Law, where students got a taste of the Socratic method!
Other events included:
- A panel on careers in law and public policy, featuring Dr. Claudia Avellaneda and Ambassador Rajendra Abhyankar;
- A resume-building workshop with the new Undergraduate Policy Student Organization;
- Two talks related to the Affordable Care Act, featuring Dr. Kosali Simon in partnership with the Healthcare Management and Policy Program and Lee Hasselbacher, Policy Coordinator of the University of Chicago’s Family Planning and Contraceptive Research Center.
- Two events cosponsored with the Indiana University Student Association and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, including a panel presentation on social justice issues related to “The New Jim Crow,” as well as a workshop by Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS GET EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
|Washington Leadership Program
The IU in DC Washington Leadership Program immerses you in politics, policy, public affairs and more. Make key career contacts and hone your professional skills.
Join this SPEA-sponsored group that simulates the United Nations and put your policy knowledge to the test at competitions and camps.
Master valuable speaking, policy and presentation skills while representing the Hoosiers on the SPEA-sponsored IU Debate Team.
- Opportunities and Challenges: Charter Schools in Indiana
Thursday, September 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
- Career Panel: Law and Public Policy
Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
- Career Panel: Education Policy
Thursday, October 23, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
- Access and Success in Higher Education
Thursday, November 13, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM