Philosophy and Law (Minor)

The Philosophy and Law minor was developed for students interested in issues at the intersection of philosophy and law. It is especially appropriate for students interested in legal or law-related careers who are concerned about the moral aspects of the law and its role in society. 

It is directed by a Philosophy Faculty member (since 2005, Prof. Mickaella Perina), but courses in this program are taught by philosophers, lawyers, and other faculty in the liberal arts with expertise in the law. 

The minor is conceived of as interdisciplinary; in addition to the Philosophy and Phillaw courses students are required and encouraged to take courses in other departments (AFRSTY, HIST, POLSCI, WGS) to develop an understanding of American society, political institutions, and American legal history. 


Six (6) required courses:

Introductory courses (choose 1):

Intermediate courses (2 required):

Advanced Courses (2 required):

Cognate Courses (choose 1):

Restrictions on courses that count towards the Minor: