Liberal Arts Works Department Index

Liberal Arts Work (LAW) is part of what makes an Eastern education unique.  All students have the opportunity to engage in a pre-professional experience that is designed to help clarify career goals, develop skills in a real-world setting, and prepare for future employment or graduate school.  Students completing LAW experiences that are credit- bearing graduate with a LAW designation on their transcript.  Students completing LAW experiences that are non-credit will receive a LAW certificate.  Both forms of documentation will demonstrate to future employers and universities that these students can connect theory learned in the classroom to practical skills and settings.

Some of the exciting opportunities that Eastern students have had in completing LAW experiences include completing a video production internship, volunteering for a year with a community service organization, presenting a scholarly research paper, or submitting an article for publication.

Students can earn a LAW designation through credit-based opportunities (including courses and credit-based internships) and non-credit based opportunities (including sustained volunteer work).  LAW experiences must be pre-approved by the LAW committee. Simply click on the credit/non-credit links on this page to obtain information on options available.

Please see student comments “professional and amazing” under LAW Update.

Students who expect to complete their non-credit LAW experience at the end of the Fall semester, should submit their materials by, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to Dr. Bryan Oakley at  These materials should include the Agency Form for Student Evaluation and the Student Documentation Form.

Contact Information
LAW Chair:
Dr. Bryan Oakley
Science Building, Room 265
phone number(860) 465-0418