Concentration in Legal Studies and Business Ethics

Many Wharton students take a second concentration in Legal Studies and Business Ethics. A second concentration allows for the study of the legal system and specific law topics in depth. Typically the concentration is focused on a particular theme or area of emphasis. Students often try to relate their legal studies and business ethics concentration to their primary field, by taking courses relevant to finance, human resources, international business or marketing. Students seeking second concentrations should consult with advisors in the Wharton Undergraduate Division.

Four course units are required. No more than one course in a second concentration may count toward a breadth requirement. LGST 101 & LGST 210 may not count towards a concentration.

It is also possible to take an individualized primary concentration in Legal Studies and Business Ethics. Each concentration is specifically tailored to the student’s interests during a meeting with the Department’s undergraduate advisor. This is appropriate for students who have a strong interest in studying the legal system and legal processes, but only with the Legal Studies and Business Ethics undergraduate advisor’s consent and the approval of the Undergraduate Petitions Committee.

Students need to bear in mind the differing requirements for establishing a second concentration and an individualized primary concentration.

A second concentration can be arranged in consultation with advisors in the Wharton Undergraduate Division and does not require special approval by departmental advisors.

In contrast, an individualized primary concentration requires an appointment with the appropriate Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department undergraduate advisor, approval by that advisor, and approval by the Undergraduate Petitions Committee.

Full List of Concentration Courses

PLEASE NOTE: Students wanting an individualized primary concentration with a focus on legal studies must contact the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department Undergraduate Advisor and obtain the advisor’s approval for their proposed courses. Students focusing on business ethics must obtain approval for their courses in their individualized primary concentrations from the Director of the Wharton Ethics Program.

After consulting advisors in the Wharton Undergraduate Division, students seeking an individualized primary concentration will need to complete the appropriate form and then consult the appropriate departmental undergraduate advisor. To arrange a consultation, stop by the Department office (600 JMHH) or email the LGST Undergrad Advisor at lgstundergradadvisor@wharton.upenn.edu.

Students who are interested in the Social Impact and Responsibility Secondary Concentration should stop stop by the Department or email the LGST Undergrad Advisor or make an appointment to discuss this with the Staff Coordinator of the concentration.  Click here to view the SIR concentration approval form.