This interdisciplinary specialization brings together scholars from sociology, law, political science, economics, and history, who share common interests in sociolegal theory and empirical research. As one of the birth places of law and society research in the U.S., Wisconsin has maintained a strong and vibrant community of scholars and students in this interdisciplinary area for decades. The core course in this specialty area is Sociology 641 (Sociology of Law); however, both the Sociology Department and the Law School provide additional seminars on advanced socio-legal topics, such as Sociology 930 (Socio-Legal Studies). The Institute for Legal Studies in the Law School also offers regular seminars and colloquia on related topics. Interested students may pursue a dual J.D.-Ph.D. degree, upon being admitted to both the Sociology Department and the Law School.