Law and Justice is an academic program designed to allow students to study issues of law, its development and violation from a multidisciplinary perspective. The Program houses a major in criminal justice, as well as a minor in Legal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice Studies. Courses in the Program include a wide spectrum of academic departments, including business policy, communication, computer information systems, English, history, baccalaureate honors, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology, as well as legal studies courses developed specifically for this Program.
Is the Criminal Justice Major or Law and Justice Minor For You?
The Law & Justice Program will provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of laws, legal institutions and processes and their relationships to social, moral, political, and economic issues. Students will benefit from learning to approach law and law enforcement from diverse perspectives. Law and Justice courses will provide students, regardless of specific career goals, with tools for reasoned appraisal of how the law works and its social consequences; it will make students better citizens by demystifying law, legal ideas and concepts and by enabling them critically to evaluate laws, legal institutions and policies. The Minor enables students to focus their course of study around their specific career goals and can be combined with any major program.
Experienced faculty members of the law and justice program committee advise students interested in pursuing a career in law or law-related fields. Faculty advisors assist students in all phases of pre-law preparation from course selection to law school applications. The Law and Justice Program also sponsors workshops on various aspects of the application process.
A faculty member of the Law and Justice Program Committee experienced in the field of criminal justice and/or law will advise students in course and career planning. The Law and Justice Director maintains information regarding careers in law, law enforcement and criminal justice in both the private and public sectors (at the federal, state and local levels).
General Contact Information
Dr. Ava Baron, Director, Law & Justice Program
Professor of Sociology
Fine Arts Building, Room 250