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Law, Rights and Justice

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Law, Rights and Justice

The law, rights and justice major and minor at Linfield examine the relationship between law, rights and competing concepts of justice. You will study across the disciplines like political science, philosophy, history, English, business and economics to explore human rights, rule of law, politics and public policy. It’s an opportunity to engage with questions about the sources, functions and impact of law and the relationships between law and freedom, virtue, democracy and equality.

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As a law, rights and justice major at Linfield

you might take:

Rebels, Thugs and Skeptics: Twentieth-Century Political Theory

Study original works of twentieth-century political theory with consideration of alternative views of political concepts. (POLS 312)

Critical Thinking

Learn how to use logical and inductive reasoning for arguments and debates. (PHIL 170)

Environmental Law and Regulation

Study significant federal environmental statutes and examine current trends in environmental regulation. (ENVS 325)

Studying law, rights and justice at Linfield

Beyond the Classroom

  • Participate in collaborative research projects with our expert faculty.

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  • Develop persuasive communication skills through public debates led by faculty mentors and experience student debaters.

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  • Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where political science majors at Linfield have found internship opportunities include US Senator Merkley's office, US Rep Kurt Schrader's office and Beer Co-op in CapeTown, South Africa.

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  • Gain different global perspectives – social, cultural, political and economic – while studying abroad at one of Linfield's partner institutions.

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  • Join the work-study student team in the Department of Political Science and help plan events that engage the whole campus community in thoughtful conversations on current issues.

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What you can do with a law, rights and justice degree from Linfield

The law, rights and justice major gives you the skills and knowledge you need for careers in:

  • Law enforcement
  • Government and public service
  • Nonprofit sector
  • State government
  • National government

Or continue on to law school and graduate study.

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Have questions about studying law, rights and justice at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

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Robin Barklis
Interim Instructional Associate-Poli Sci
Walker Hall