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Philosophy student speaking to classmates during a class discussion.The Philosophy and Law Minor focuses on the philosophical, moral, and political underpinnings of law and of the legal system. Courses give students a context for examining the philosophical elements of law in the United States, as well as the modes of thought found in legal processes and political organization. Since legal arguments frequently rely on ideas from moral theory, exposure to ethics is a crucial component. Students will gain an understanding of how the law functions and why it is organized in the way it is. This can help students develop the skills needed to critically question and evaluate our legal system, both historically and contemporarily.

While it is not itself a pre-law or legal studies program, the Philosophy and Law Minor can be an excellent curricular addition for students with interests in law, public service, and government.

Program Details

You will take 18 hours of classes, at least 9 of them at the 200-level or above. A complete list of minor requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

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