Law, Public Policy and Human Rights

Track Chair

Andrew G. Reiter, Assistant Professor of Politics

All economic life is increasingly impacted by the forces of globalization. This Nexus introduces students to the contemporary corporate world, the role of global markets, and debates about appropriate regulation and long-term implications. Students will explore in depth the tools of corporate leadership, the sociology of organizations, and models of regulation. Students may pursue internships with national or international for profit corporations to complete the experiential requirement for this Nexus track.

The goal of the Nexus in Law, Public Policy and Human Rights is to provide students with the tools necessary to form a deep understanding of how complex relationships between local and national political processes both create public policies and shape legislation and its interpretation. This Nexus provides students with both an academic and experiential lens. Students will choose courses from several departments including politics, economics, history, and sociology in order to examine how both law and public policies are imbedded in much larger social, historical, and economic realities.

Preview courses students have taken to create individual plans of study.