Lipscomb University’s Institute for Law, Justice & Society (LJS) undergraduate legal education program looks at the legal system as a vehicle for bringing about social change. By blending LJS course offerings with classes from a variety of academic areas including psychology, sociology, history, political science, business, Bible, and communications, students explore how laws impact society. As a result, students wanting to make a difference in the world discover ways they can institute legal change for resulting social change, and vice versa. Students will also critically analyze the notions of equality, justice and fairness.
Students majoring in Law, Justice & Society can earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The major requires the completion of 45 hours specific to the Law, Justice & Society program. In addition to the specific required classes for all Law, Justice & Society majors, students must select an emphasis area for the remaining 12 hours in the program. Each emphasis is comprised of numerous classes from which students may select.
To minor in Law, Justice & Society, students would need to complete 18 hours selected from the program’s core curriculum.
Majors: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Total Hours: 45
Law, Justice & Society Major—Conflict Management Emphasis
Law, Justice & Society Major—Law & Ethics Emphasis
Law, Justice & Society Major—Social Change Emphasis
Law, Justice & Society Major—Customizable Emphasis
Total Hours: 18
The program’s mission is to provide an integrated, multidisciplinary learning environment that will develop a practical liberal arts knowledge of the many areas of influence the American legal system has on society, within the context of ethics and Judeo-Christian values.