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Law, Rights, and Justice

Coordinator
Nicholas Buccola, Ph.D.

The Law, Rights, and Justice minor encourages students interested in law to connect legal theory with legal practice, to explore law through the lenses provided by multiple disciplines, to think critically about the relationship between law, rights, and competing conceptions of justices, and to combine liberal learning with career aspirations.

Goals for the Major

In successfully completing the Law, Rights, and Justice minor, a student will:

  • exhibit a fundamental grasp of the major reasons that have been offered in defense of the rule of law, individual rights, and competing conceptions of justice;
  • exhibit a fundamental grasp of the major reasons that have been offered in critique of the rule of law, individual rights, and competing conceptions of justice;
  • think critically about the connections and tensions between the rule of law, individual rights, and competing conceptions of justice;
  • ask meaningful questions about law, rights, and justice;
  • communicate with clarity and precision in response to meaningful questions about law, rights, and justice.

Requirements for Major or Minor

For a minor in Law, Rights, and Justice: Completion of 6 courses, including POLS 220 or PHIL 365, and POLS 320; at least one elective from PHIL 180, 215, 306, 320, 360, SOAN 240, ENGL 260 (Transatlantic Literature: The Good Society), POLS 310, 380 (subject to approval depending on the topic); at least one elective from POLS 225, 325, 362, MSCM 337, BNSS 340, 435, 440, BUSN 408, ECON 352, SOCL 370. Elective credits for this minor may not count toward the student’s major. No more than three courses from one department may be counted toward the minor. If a student believes a course not listed above might be an acceptable alternative, he or she should check with the coordinator of the program.

Any Questions? If you are interested in learning more about the curriculum at Linfield, please contact the Office of Admission at (800) 640-2287 or email admission@linfield.edu. An admissions counselor will be happy to answer your questions or put you in touch with a faculty member.

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