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Legal STUDIES

The legal system is one of the most important institutions in our society. Developments in the legal system affect all aspects of our lives, including our work lives, our family lives, and our lives as citizens who participate in the democratic process.

The law also represents a body of ideas and values that have been studied by scholars in a wide variety of fields, including sociology, political science, cultural studies, history, economics, and business. The Legal Studies Concentration provides students with the opportunity to study law from a variety of these perspectives. Students considering careers in law may find that taking courses in this concentration helps them determine if they want to go into the field of law after they graduate from college.

The concentration, however, does not constitute a pre-professional course of instruction. The Babson Legal Studies Concentration strives to give students a broad exposure to legal issues as future thought leaders, managers, and citizens. For this reason, students are required to take at least one course from Group A and at least one course from Group B. The remaining two courses for the concentration may be taken from Groups A, B, or C. Students can take only the aforementioned courses if they first take Introduction to Business Law, which is a prerequisite for any course in this concentration.

Sponsored by: Accounting and Law Division

Faculty Contacts: Richard P. Mandel

Faculty contacts serve as advisers to those students who have an interest in the given concentration. You should feel free to contact these faculty with questions.

Required Courses

At least one course from Group A:

  • LAW 3515 Entertainment Law
  • LAW 3525 White Collar Crime and Corporate Crime
  • MKT 3525 Marketing Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • LAW 3560 International Business Law
  • LAW 3573 Building Contracts for a New Venture
  • TAX 3500 Taxes

At least one course from Group B:

  • LAW 3601 Law Public International Law
  • LAW 3616 The Role of Animals in Technology, Law and Society
  • LAW 3661 American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights, Liberties
  • LAW 3662 American Constitutional Law: Federal Systems
  • LAW 3675 Innovation and the Law: A Critical Analysis 

The remaining two courses for the concentration may be taken from Groups A, B, or Group C, below:

  • POL 3675 Justice, Revenge and Defeat
  • LIT 3682 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights

Students may only take the aforementioned courses if they first take Introduction to Business Law, which is a prerequisite for any course in this concentration.