Jurisprudence, Law and Justice Studies

As Woodrow Wilson observed in 1894, “Every citizen should know what the law is, how it came into existence, what relation its form bears to its substance, and how it gives to society its fiber and strength and poise of frame.” Understanding the theory, practice and meaning of law stimulates civic engagement and provides students with the analytical and empirical foundation to engage subjects ranging from legal decision-making and dispute resolution; policing, criminal justice and incarceration; political speech and action; to the use and meaning of legal discourse in the making of social policy.

A minor in Jurisprudence, Law, and Justice Studies consists of five courses: no more than three can be counted from either of the two listings--in Analytic Perspectives and Theory, and Substantive Areas.