Program Experiences

amasa-smith-600x600This program offers a unique combination of academic and professional experiences that have enriched my learning development at Allegheny. It has prepared me for and given me the resources to apply for graduate school and pursue a career in the nonprofit sector.”

—Amasa Smith ’17
International Studies major, French minor

Examples of Law & Policy Program Experiences Include:


  • Robert H. Jackson Center
  • International Law Institute
  • Private Law Firms, Public Defender or District Attorney
  • Department of Environmental Protection

Civic Engagement Opportunities

  • Make a Difference Day
  • Service Saturday
  • Alternative Spring Break


  • Communication Arts 245: Power, Politics, and Communication
  • Art 341: Art in Rebellion
  • Biology 332: Forest Ecosystems and Management
  • Black Studies 290: Minority Health Disparities
  • Political Science 301: Constitutional Law: Powers of Government
  • History 390: Skyscrapers, Slums, and Sprawl
  • Philosophy 140: Ethics and Community
  • Political Science 242: Immigration and Citizenship
  • Environmental Science 385: Introduction to Sustainable Energy
  • Economics 250: Financing Health Care


  • Pre-Law and Graduate School Advising
  • Career Advising
  • National Fellowship Advising

Independent Research

  • Senior Projects in Areas Related to Law and Policy
  • Allegheny College Research Seminar Series (ACRoSS) Involvement

Study Away Programs

  • American University Semester
  • London School of Economics
  • Paris Internship Program
  • Experiential Learning Seminars (domestic and international)

Campus Events

  • Voting Rights and Democratic Participation Conference
  • Bryan Stevenson Lecture on Prison Reform
  • Symposium on Human Rights and Multinational Corporations