Law and Society

The law & society program at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus explores social movements, government practice and reform. This interdisciplinary field examines how law works in practice in public administration, courts, the non-profit sector, policy, policing and the justice system.

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Sample of Related Skills

  • Analyze and explain key public issues and their impact on the public at large
  • Define ethical leadership and evaluate its importance in contemporary government and public administration 
  • Explain how public policy is formulated and implemented
  • Analyze how law works in public administration, courts, non-profits, policy, policing, and the justice system as a whole
  • Examine all facets of the legal system and how they interact
  • Examine legal policy, legal institutions, social movements, psychological attitudes and perceptions, managerial processes, and social structures

Popular Career Paths

Public Service: Includes jobs within local, state, and federal government, which could include law enforcement and corrections.

Education and Communication: Involves helping the public gain a deeper understanding of how policies and laws impact communities and environments at the local, state, and federal levels.

Law: Paths include becoming a lawyer, paralegal, clerk, or policy maker at all levels of government or in non-profit initiatives.

Policy: Includes advocating, lobbying, and influencing to change policies, as well as researching the impacts of proposed and enacted laws and policies.

Jobs to Consider

Places to Seek Employment

  • Museums
  • Court Houses
  • Public Parks
  • Homeland Security
  • Think Tanks
  • Law Offices
  • Police Departments
  • Detention Centers
  • Fire Stations
  • City Government Offices
  • Federal Government Offices
  • Private Corporations
  • View specific employers by state.

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