Law, Justice, and Society

The Law, Justice & Society minor provides an interdisciplinary perspective on law. We study the complex ways in which law works in society and the integral relationship of law with justice. The law is not a tool or technique to be mastered and manipulated. Law emerges out of struggles over social, political and cultural values. It affects different communities differently. Law shapes society and is shaped by it.

As a student in the Law, Justice and Society program, you will become familiar with law in different societies. More importantly, you will learn a holistic way of thinking about the interactions of law, justice and society. This will all serve you well whether you go into law or another field.