Law and Policy

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Contact the Program Director

Bert Ouderkirk

Residential Faculty - Administration of Justice Studies


602-430-4702 (mobile)

Office: SC 14

This program is part of the Social Science and Justice Studies Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Law and Policy

Studying law and policy can provide you with a versatile skill set valued in a variety of careers. Your understanding of legal processes and the logical reasoning, analysis, and critical thinking skills you gain can set you apart from others in occupations where a law degree isn’t required – in fields like human resources, finance, insurance, public policy, risk management, compliance, contracts, probation, real estate, city planning, and administration. If you’re ready to learn these valuable skills today, enroll in the Law and Policy program.

This program focuses on the study and application of legal concepts, doctrines, theories, and the role of law in a free society. You will learn how to formulate and effectively defend arguments and complex ideas clearly, both orally and verbally, by synthesizing information from multiple sources. You will amplify your critical thinking skills by analyzing complex textual material, sharpen your creative problem-solving, and much more!

Our mission is your success. Enroll in the Law and Policy program today and make it happen!

University Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degrees offered in the Law and Policy program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Arts AA Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Law and Policy

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree within the Law and Policy program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers


Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators


Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates


Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists


Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers


* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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