Law, Society, and Culture Emphasis

The Law, Society and Culture (LSC) Emphasis is designed to encourage students to explore and develop theoretical and empirical models to analyze and critique law and the role of law in legal, social, economic, political, and cultural contexts.


The proposed program will include four inter-connected components:

  1. a year-long theory and research seminar, with each quarter taught by one faculty member from a different school at UCI;

  2. cross-disciplinary mentorship and advising;

  3. ongoing professionalization opportunities and responsibilities; and

  4. a project that will feasibly result in a publishable manuscript, or other product that can be widely disseminated, by the end of the academic year. In addition, each student will be assigned a faculty mentor outside of his or her home department and will meet with that mentor on a monthly basis to discuss the student's ongoing research.

Courses and Cohorts