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Department of Law : Curriculum

Curriculum- Law and Legal Studies
 Cadets enrolled in LW475 - Advanced Constitutional Law - visit the Supreme Court in March 2016
      The Department of Law welcomes cadets who are interested in undergraduate legal studies.  Law and its effects on society have long been a proper subject of undergraduate study. Writers from Aristotle to Oliver Wendell Holmes have addressed the nature of law and its impacts upon the peoples and cultures of the world. This is, of course, of particular importance in our country which is based in significant part on the principle of adherence to the Rule of Law.
      The major in Law and Legal Studies provides cadets with a solid basis for understanding both discrete legal disciplines within the U.S. legal system and the relationships of these disciplines with each other in creating a just and effective rule of law society. This major promotes the development of critical thinking through the use of legal analysis applied across different areas of the law, and sharpens cadets' ability to integrate and evaluate higher levels of theoretical thinking.
      If you are a USMA Cadet interested in becoming a law major, please contact our Department Academic Counselor, Professor Mark Wellman at