Public Law - Specialized Field

The program requires completion of three courses. These are minimum requirements. Additional courses may be desirable and are up to the supervising committee to designate. 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.

Requirements for the PhD.

Completion of at least three courses, distributed as follows:

A. One required course. One of the following three courses:

  • POL S 564 Law and Social Change
  • POL S 566 Comparative Law and Politics
  • POL S 561 Law and Politics

 B. Another course selected from the above course list or elective list below.

C. Completion of A & B (two courses) are required before the defense of the Masters Essay of Distinction.

D. One additional course from the Elective List below.

Public Law Course List
POL S 565 Special Topics: Civil Duties and Constitutional Development
POL S 556 American Political Development (taught by Professor Francis)
POL S 565 Special Topics: Rights
POL S 525 International Law
POL S 555 Citizenship, Exclusion & Political Violence
POL S 511 Ethical Political Theory Topics: Theories of Justice
POL S 511 Ethical Political Theory Topics: Justice & Democracy
POL S 563 Supreme Court in American Politics