There are many opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of various areas of law. Our professors are passionate about sharing the most fascinating aspects of their areas of expertise with students in the classroom. Programs, courses, journals, and student groups round out the learning experience for students, giving students freedom to explore their interests and refine their skills.

Law and Other Disciplines


At Ohio State, we believe it is important not to look at law in isolation of other fields. Law affects and is affected by other professions and disciplines. Accordingly, we offer multiple courses that study law in combination with other academic disciplinary methodologies.

Through interdisciplinary study, students can become familiar with core principles and foundations of another discipline, develop new insights into the nature of law, and learn new tools to apply to legal questions. Such courses are often attractive to both students with a strong interest, prior academic experience, or specialized training in another field, as well as those seeking to understand ways in which knowledge from other disciplines may explain or improve legal decisions. The study of law through an interdisciplinary prism provides a deeper appreciation of the connections between formal legal institutions and social and cultural forces; the uses of the humanities in understanding legal theory and practice; and the role of law in economic, social, and political development.

Courses in this cluster are taught by law faculty with joint appointments, practitioners, and scholars from other fields.  In addition to Ohio State law courses, J.D. students also may enroll in up to five credits of course work from more than 115 graduate programs at The Ohio State University.

Find course offerings in this area with our Course Explorer.

Programs & Other Opportunities

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