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Critical steps for students seeking legal careers in social justice

It’s no secret that the law impacts every facet of our lives, whether it be education, housing, or the economy, from the municipal to the state to the federal level. We have been taught that everyone is equal before the …

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Announcing Vault’s 2023 Best Law Firms for Diversity

Continuing our rolling rankings release, we are proud to announce the 2023 Best Law Firms for Diversity! Coming in at the top of the rankings is McDermott, Will, & Emery. The remaining top 10 are listed below, and all can …

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What Is Entertainment Law?

Companies, creative artists, and others who work in the entertainment industry — such as film, television, music, and publishing — use entertainment law services to protect their interests. 

Entertainment law is a dynamic field with a broad scope of work incorporating negotiating, …

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What Is Corporate Law?

When Facebook bought WhatsApp for $22 billion, corporate law helped facilitate the transaction. With so much money and thousands of employees and users involved, the companies needed corporate lawyers to help with the legality of the process — including research on …

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What Is Civil Rights Law?

Civil rights law is about fighting for people’s constitutional rights and against injustice for those who have faced discrimination. If you’re passionate about the law and working to protect the rights of your community, civil rights might be the right …

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Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice law at …

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Vault Guide to the Best Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms, 2021 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Best Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms is an in-depth, candid guide on the most prestigious …

Vault Guide to the Top Florida Law Firms, 2021 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Top Florida Law Firms is an in-depth, candid guide on the most prestigious law firms …

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2022 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms is the most comprehensive, candid guide on the nation’s most prestigious …

Vault Guide to the Top Midsize Texas Law Firms, 2021 Edition

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Featured Courses

GRK 205 – Reading Greek Prose: Court Room Dramas, Selections from Athenian Oratory

In classical Athens there were no public prosecutors and no lawyers. Citizens took it on themselves to prosecute their political…

CSPL 128 – Introduction to Human Rights Standards

The course provides an introduction to the philosophical, legal and practice bases of human rights. Sessions will consider the norms,…

GRST 251 – Kafka: Literature, Law, and Power

Elias Canetti claimed that among all writers, Kafka was “the greatest expert on power.” In this course we will focus…

CSPL 248 – Organizations in Society: Business Ethics

Capitalism and competitive markets are often considered the most efficient system of simultaneously maximizing private wealth and public good. In…

Econ 325 – Law and Economics

This course examines the efficacy of alternative legal arrangements using microeconomics as the basic investigative tool. The core of the…

ANTH 310 – Un/Settled: The Anthropology of Displacement, Migration, Borders, and Refuge

How does one account for the ever-present and growing phenomenon of displaced people on the move in a world of…

PSYC 277 – Psychology and the Law

This course will offer an introduction to the range of topics that are of concern both to psychologists and to…

GOVT 399 – Citizens, Judges, Juries: Who Decides in Democracy?

The tensions between rule by the people, rule by elites, and rule of law are at the core of democratic…

GOVT 382 – Erosion of Democracy

This seminar will explore the characteristics, causes, and consequences of “democratic backsliding” — deterioration in the quality of democracy that…

GOVT 250 – Civil Rights and Liberties

This course introduces students to the development of civil liberties and civil rights law in the United States. We will…

ECON 325 – Law and Economics

This course examines the efficacy of alternative legal arrangements using microeconomics as the basic investigative tool. The core of the…

CLST 221 – Law, Politics & Order in the Ancient World

Legal texts–law codes, decrees, and edicts, juristic discussions, law court cases–help us understand the history of legal thinking and strategy,…

CSPL 235 / FGSS 236 / AFAM 235 / IDEA 235 – Activism and Theories of Change

In this course we will explore strategies and theories of change that shape social justice movements, with particular reference to…

CSPL 224 – Public Health, Migration, and Human Rights

How do human rights principles apply to the public health challenges faced by migrant populations? What is the situation of…

FGSS 379 – Gendered Belonging and the Politics of Inclusion

If inclusion and belonging are tied to recognition, how do marginalized subjects establish their legibility and “right to appear”? This…

PHIL 273 – Philosophy of Law

This course will consist of four sections. We will start by understanding what law is by looking at a classic…

HIST 340 – Policing and Power

This course examines the history of policing in the United States by considering the contexts and conflicts that birthed and…

GOVT 203 – American Constitutional Law

This course examines the historical development and constitutional principles of American government including inquiries into federalism, national and state powers,…

EDST 315 – Education Law in an Age of Change

This course is an introduction to the legal processes that shape public education in the United States. This course examines…

ENVS 350 / STS 349 – Environmental Justice & Sustainability

The US Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of…

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