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Jurisprudence, Law and Justice Studies

Jurisprudence, law and justice studies is a minor with coursework that will provide you with a foundation for understanding how the theory, practice and meaning of law stimulates civic engagement. Expect to find classes as varied as Genetics and Society, and Seminar in War Powers – Law, Policy and Practice.

Brian Ferrell ’16
Brian Ferrell ’16

A student’s compatible pursuits: law and economics

With his interest in law as a potential career, Hamilton’s jurisprudence, law and justice studies minor was a natural choice for Brian Ferrell ’16. And it dovetails perfectly with his economics major, he says. For instance, in a constitutional law course, Ferrell used his “economics lens” to interpret many of the U.S. Supreme Court’s commerce clause decisions. “The JLJS faculty is awesome. I enjoyed every single class and professor. Each professor, while being well versed in the law, also brings a unique interdisciplinary perspective to the classes,” Ferrell says. “For example, some of my JLJS classes/professors were in the women's studies, sociology and government departments.” Ferrell is a member of the Hamilton College pre-law society, Psi Upsilon, varsity baseball team and club hockey team.

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