Law and Society

CourthouseInterested in a challenging and rewarding field where you can make a difference and positively impact the lives of others? The Law and Society program at Sage College of Albany will introduce you to the study of law, criminal justice and psychology, how they are interconnected, and how they can help us understand the relationship between law and human behavior and the role of law in society.

Each student in Law and Society completes a core curriculum comprised of cross-disciplinary courses. Coursework and internships help students focus their interests.  As part of the major, students select a track or an emphasis within the Law and Society major based on their career goals. 

With a degree in Law and Society from Sage, you'll be prepared to work or continue your education and pursue careers where you can work in the interest of individuals and communities in need.

 

Jenna SarvisJenna Sarvis, a graduate of the Law & Society program, has been awarded a prestigious New York State Excelsior Fellowship.  Her fellowship is being served with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), Counsels Office.

During her two-year term with the DOCCS, Jenna will be entrusted with responsibilities in multiple areas of the department, including the Counsels Office and the Special Housing Unit. This rotating schedule is designed to instill a thorough familiarity with the DOCCS functions and to provide the "most beneficial and meaningful experience" of this placement. Read more about Jenna and the Sage Colleges' Excelsior Fellowships >>  

 

Law & Society Tracks:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Studies
  • Psychology

What you'll do

With a degree in Law and Society, you'll be prepared to work or continue your education in any field related to law and careers where you can work in the interest of individuals and communities in need.

  • Attend law school
  • Advocate for children
  • Help domestic violence victims
  • Investigate crimes
  • Lobby on behalf of community or public interest organizations
  • Mediate conflict for individuals or communities
  • Work as a professional level paralegal or legal assistant
  • Law enforcement
  • Parole, probation or correction officer

Wherever you go and whatever you do, you'll be in demand for your knowledge, expertise and commitment to making a difference.

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What you'll earn

Paralegals and legal assistants can earn from $24,000 a year to more than $70,000.

Law enforcement officer and criminal investigators can earn from $26,000 a year to more than $83,000, and more than $92,000 for management positions.

Arbitrators, mediators and conciliators can earn from $22,000 to more than $101,000.