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Politics and Law

Examine timely political and legal questions in our unique program that unites the complementary disciplines of Political Science and Legal Studies.  

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Program Overview

Politics and Law at Bryant

Collaborating with inspiring faculty, you learn about key domestic and international issues. Also, the analytic thinking, decision-making, and communication skills you develop prepare you for success in law school or other graduate programs and as you launch a meaningful career.

Program Features

  • Learn from world-class scholars, teachers, and mentors who share their expertise with you.
  • Immerse yourself in distinctive real-world learning experiences through local and national internships.
  • Work intensively with faculty mentors to complete and present an original research project.
  • Present your original scholarship at academic conferences.
  • Engage with faculty to organize campus presentations and discussions about current political and legal issues.

Cross-Disciplinary Advantage

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.  
A Bryant Education
Jessica Fleet

Jessica Fleet '17

Major:
  • Politics and Law
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management

Heading to law school after completing an advanced degree in forensic psychology.

Hometown: Londonderry, NH

More Than a Major

  • Honors Program
  • Bulldog Spirit
  • Leadership
  • Clubs
  • Academic Organizations

The Bryant Difference

Graduation Cap
16%
At Bryant, 16 percent of the Class of 2016 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.
94% Agree
94% Agree
Graduates of Bryant’s Class of 2016 agree that Bryant prepared them for success.
Best Colleges U.S. News
No. 9
U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 9 in the Regional Universities North category.

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant’s Politics and Law program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses.

  • Boston College
  • Brown University
  • Coastal Carolina University professor
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Health and rehabilitation facility coordinator
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Manley Deas Kochalski LLC
  • Paramount Partners LLC
  • Pharmaceutical industry Medicaid analyst
  • Political party operative
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Shaevel, Krems, O'Connor & Jackowitz LLP
  • Suffolk University
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Congressman's grants coordinator/special project director
  • Villanova University

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education Opportunities

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Politics and Law alumni to explore different paths.
  • Obtain a Politics and Law internship in various sectors through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 100+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.

Clubs/Organizations

    • Bryant Debaters
    • Legal Studies Society
    • Model United Nations
    • Mock Trial Association
    • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society
    • Student Alumni Association member

Service

    • Alternative Spring Break
    • Management 200 Service Learning project
    • Special Olympics coordinator

International

    • Sophomore International Experience
    • Summer course exploring war crimes trials in European courts

Research

    • Politics and Law Capstone research project
    • Research and Engagement Day panelist
    • Honors Program
    • Present original research at the New England Political Science Association Conference
Associate Professor Freiner

Inspiring Faculty

Our faculty are award-winning scholars, inspiring educators, and dedicated mentors with expertise in fields including American politics, comparative politics, human rights law, international relations, the entrepreneurial turn in the biomedical field, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Among them is:

NICOLE FREINER, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science