Philosophy & Law (Program)

The interdisciplinary, cross-college Philosophy and Law Program 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. Developed by the Philosophy Department in conjunction with the Law (now Legal Education) Program of the College of Public and Community Service (CPCS), the PhilLaw Program was inaugurated in 1998. It is directed by a Philosophy Faculty member (since 2005, Prof. Mickaella Perina). Courses in this program are taught by philosophers, lawyers, and other faculty in the liberal arts with expertise in the law.