Law for Laypeople

Undergraduate legal-studies programs are proliferating, but some scholars deride them as 'baby law'

The way Alicia Briones sees it, law is way too important to be left to law students. That's why she, along with a roomful of other undergraduates at the University of Washington, are passionately discussing the effect that legalizing drugs might have on the nation's crime rate.

Later, in another class called "Law in Society," her professor asks how students would distinguish