Bachelor of Science in Pre-law: Law & Society
Across the globe and here in the United States, compelling portraits of social justice, criminal justice and human rights struggles challenge and compel us to answer tough questions about equality, the costs of war, the price of freedom, the meaning of justice and the delicate balance between national security/public safety and individual freedoms and liberties in our increasingly complex and interconnected world.
As a Pre-law: Law and Society major, you will explore the social, political, legal and historical contexts of these difficult, complex and critically important issues and the confrontation between public interest and personal rights.
Understanding how the law works—or at least should work—helps guide you in two ways–choosing a professional career and in forming a life of responsible citizenship.
You will wrestle with the ideal and the reality of justice for all, particularly how the poor, educationally disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, children, women, gender and sexuality minorities, religious minorities and persons with a disability experience justice.
Students will also debate the bedrock principles that created our nation — protecting the right to engage in forms of non-violent expression that may push the limits of tolerance, invite dispute, challenge the beliefs of the majority or powerful minority and serve as a catalyst for change.