Legal Studies Minor Program Overview

Department Mission Statement

The Department of Political Science answers the call given by the Church of articulating a true understanding of the integration of faith, reason, and culture. The study of political life and more broadly of social, economic, legal, cultural, scientific, and human life questions, which is done in the Department’s programs, proceeds from a Catholic understanding of the human person, his social relationships, the natural law that governs his conduct and his final end in God.

Aims

The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic minor that gives students an introduction to the law and legal research. It can help prepare those bound for law school by introducing them to the different fields of law and the basics of doing legal research and writing. Additionally, it provides liberal arts students with a basic understanding of this critical area of social life that connects with and helps shape so many of man’s other endeavors in community. The program, which stresses that human law must be grounded in natural law, can help students to be effective advocates for justice and truth in the public square.

Pre-Law Advising Program

Through the Pre-Law Advising Program advice and counseling is available for students contemplating application to law school. For information about this program contact Prof. James M. Hostetler at [email protected]

Academic Catalog

View the Legal Studies Minor on the Undergraduate Catalog

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Department Faculty
Dr. Regina Boerio

Dr. Regina Boerio

Professor
Dean

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Professor James Gaston

Prof. James Gaston

Associate Professor

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Dr. Anne Hendershott

Dr. Anne Hendershott

Professor
Director

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Dr. Daniel Kempton

Dr. Daniel Kempton

Professor

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Dr. Stephen Krason

Dr. Stephen M. Krason

Professor
Department Chair

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Dr. Benjamin Wiker

Dr. Benjamin Wiker

Professor
Director

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