Major in Law & Public Policy

Learn how the law works and use it to solve problems and shape policy

Turn your interest in law into a career—working in diplomacy, homeland security, social justice advocacy, or government relations—with a major or minor in Law and Public Policy. Explore how legal institutions and their leaders shape public policy, and learn how to work with the law to accomplish your goals. You’ll learn from top faculty across IU, including the Maurer School of Law, and you'll have opportunities to examine global aspects of law and public policy by studying abroad in the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, or France.

Some of our recent grads have gone on to work with places including:

  • U.S. Congress
  • Echo Global Logistics
  • Law offices
  • U.S. Department of Justice

This degree is also good preparation for law school.

Recent Alumni

Savannah Wormley, BSPA’18

Legal Assistant

U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

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Krishna Pathak, BSPA’19

Cypersecurity Analyst

U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.


Haley Brooks, BSPA’19

Law Student

 Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington 

Expert faculty

“Finding solutions to complex and rapidly evolving problems—like pandemics or climate change — requires a deep understanding how law is made, enforced, and used to address public policy challenges.”

—Beth Cate, Clinical Associate Professor