Courses used to satisfy requirements in other fields may not be used to satisfy Public Law requirements. Completion of at least three courses in the field of Public Law as follows:
Requirements for the MA
- One required course. One of the following three courses:
- POLS 564 Law and Social Change
- POLS 566 Comparative Law and Politics
- POLS 561 Law and Politics
2. Another course selected from the above course list or elective list below.
Requirements for the PhD.
3. One additional course from the Elective List below.
Public Law Course List
POLS 565 Special Topics: Civil Duties and Constitutional Development
POLS 556 American Political Development (taught by Professor Francis)
POLS 565 Special Topics: Rights
POLS 525 International Law
POLS 555 Citizenship, Exclusion & Political Violence
POLS 511 Ethical Political Theory Topics: Theories of Justice
POLS 511 Ethical Political Theory Topics: Justice & Democracy
POLS 563 Supreme Court in American Politics
*In consultation with the Public Law faculty field coordinator, students may substitute a relevant course in the Law School, Anthropology, Sociology, LSJ, JSIS or other departments for one of the department elective courses. Courses used to satisfy requirements in other fields may not be used to satisfy Public Law requirements.
Comprehensive Field Exam Structure:
Individualized exam – write to the field coordinator and GPA to schedule. The exam may take place during weeks 1 through 8 of the quarter.
Oral exams take place during weeks 9 and 10 of the quarter. Reach out to your committee to schedule the exam.