Illustration of weighing scales. The Philosophy and Law minor is a liberal arts-oriented introduction to law. It focuses on the philosophical, moral, and political underpinnings of law and the legal system. It covers several areas of law including torts, contracts, property, procedure, Constitutional law, and criminal law.

The minor gives students a context for thinking about the philosophical underpinnings of the political and legal systems of the United States and the modes of thought found in the legal system. Since legal argument frequently uses ideas found in moral thought, exposure to the theory or history of ethics is critical. The program may be of interest to students contemplating a career in law and related careers, though it is not intended as a pre-law or legal studies program. 

Program Details

A complete list of minor requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

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