Legal History Concentration

About the Program

Photo of the US Supreme Court chambers.

The Department of History offers an advanced concentration in Legal History — specifically designed to give undergraduates a competitive edge when applying to elite law schools and/or policy oriented graduate programs.

Participating students will acquire first-hand legal research experience while exploring key precedents and the evolution of jurisprudence over time. Students are also provided with personalized application coaching, experiential learning opportunities, and one-on-one personal statement workshops.

History is widely regarded in the legal community as among the most popular and pragmatic majors for undergraduates considering careers in the law, public policy, or public administration.

Research and Publication Opportunities

The Legal Research Club helps expose students in the Legal History Concentration to legal research and publishing through the Capstone Journal of Law and Public Policy, the first undergraduate-run law review in the state of Alabama. The club also offers the Capstone Commentary, an online platform for students interested in legal research to test their hand at writing about the law. 

What Courses Are Required?

The concentration is designed to “fit inside” the existing major – completed courses will also count towards students’ completion of the larger History major. See the full concentration requirements for more details.

Download the Major Checklist with Concentration in Legal History (PDF).

Who Do I Contact for More Information?

Interested students should contact Dr. Lawrence Cappello for more information.