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Pathways in Law & Political Studies

 

Students looking to enter the world of law and political science are intrigued by current events, how laws are made, or the comparative structures of governments across the world. They learn how public policy is formulated and the impact of policy on the social and economic status of the populace. By pursuing one of these pathways, you will learn to protect civil liberties, defend the rights of marginalized interests and groups, and craft or challenge the rules of the political system.

AT A GLANCE / LAW & POLITICAL STUDIES

Is this you?

  • I am interested in exploring multiple perspectives on humanity.

  • I am creative and enjoy answering open-ended questions.

  • I enjoy writing and write to express myself.

  • I enjoy deliberative dialogue and debate.

  • I am detail-oriented and enjoy helping people get and stay organized.

  • I am multilingual or interested in learning a new language.

ANALYZING GEOPOLITICS, DOMESTIC POLITICS
POLITICAL & GOVERNMENT BEHAVIOR
CREATING AND EVALUATING PUBLIC POLICY
 

THE GPA DIFFERENCE

How will GPA support my pursuit for this pathway?

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We prepare students to be citizens and leaders by engaging with the challenges that shape our city, nation and world. GPA works to deepen students’ understanding of these challenges, situating them in a broad historical context. Students must be prepared to take on complicated issues with nuance and sophistication.

 

COLLEGES & PROGRAMS

Where should I study?

GPA alumni are studying Global Studies at George Washington, Near East Studies at Colgate, and Political Science and Claremont McKenna. We look at programs that offer student opportunities for learning outside of the classroom and experiences that will be invaluable to future success.

Georgetown University.

 
 

Explore the possibilities

Check out the different pathways within this interest cluster, which include information regarding specific careers! If you are looking to see what a student does in one of these paths, keep scrolling!

CONCENTRATION IN
Government + Public Administration

For students that seek to enforce the public will through government. Potential careers include: ​Governance, National Security, Foreign Service, Planning, Revenue and Taxation, Public Management and Administration

CONCENTRATION IN
Global Leadership + Advocacy

For the future local, national and global leaders. Potential careers include: Management, Political Science, Global Health, International Affairs, Social Justice, Non-Governmental Organizations and Social Change

CONCENTRATION IN
Pre-Law, Administration of Justice

For those who are interested in the legal and justice system. Potential careers include: Attorney, Paralegal, Judge, Law Clerk, Law Enforcement Services, Security and Protective Services, Emergency and Fire Management Services, Court Administrator

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Social Issues + Social Justice

For those who are moved by current events and social justice. Potential careers include: Global Affairs, Global Health, Political Science, International Studies, Public Policy, Social Welfare, Lobbying

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Alumni

Here's what GPA Alumni are doing to pursue this pathway in their postsecondary education. This provides a glimpse in what you could be doing as a result of pursuing one of these paths!

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