Undergraduate Programs

Public Law Emphasis

Students enrolled in Public Law courses at Northern Illinois are presented with a wide array of approaches to field. Instructors provide historical analysis of the American legal system, familiarize students with classic social science research on the judiciary, and inform students about current issues and controversies in the legal system. The Public Law program also draws considerable strength from the diversity of instructional method employed by faculty (including seminar approaches, the traditional lecture format and the "case method").

Course Offerings

Political Science offers a broad range of courses in the field, including:

  • Judicial Politics
  • Constitutional Law I - National Powers
  • Constitutional Law II - Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law III - Civil Liberties
  • The U.S. Supreme Court
  • Criminal Law
  • Law, Politics and Baseball
  • Mock Trial

If you have any questions about the Public Law emphasis, please e-mail Professor Artemus Ward at aeward@niu.edu or Professor Brendon Swedlow at bswedlow@niu.edu.