Welcome to the Undergraduate Legal Studies (ULS) Program at Rutgers Law School
What are undergraduate legal studies?
Established in 2015, the Rutgers ULS Program offers undergraduate law courses that are accessible, intellectually engaging, and relevant for everyday life after graduation.
In Newark, ULS courses offered by the Law School count toward the Legal Studies Minor (for more information, visit https://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/minor-legal-studies)
Why should undergraduates consider taking coursework in legal studies?
Law plays a critical role in the lives of everyone living in the United States. During the Twentieth Century, as our society became increasingly complex, lawmakers responded by enacting a vast expansion of law and regulation that now pervades nearly all aspects of modern life. A basic understanding of law, and the legal system that administers it, can endow undergraduate students with a legal sophistication that will prove useful as they enter the working world and society at large.
The ULS curriculum is designed for undergraduates who do not intend to pursue a Juris Doctor degree at the graduate level, but wish to understand enough about the law to protect and assert their legal rights.
The ULS Program, taught by outstanding faculty from the JD program, also provides excellent preparation for students thinking about attending law school at the graduate level.
We look forward to welcoming you to our classrooms at Rutgers Law School!
Professor Reid K. Weisbord
Chair: Undergraduate Legal Studies Program at Rutgers Law School