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Laws, Rights and Justice

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Laws, Rights and Justice

The law, rights, and justice major and minor at Linfield examine the relationship between law, rights and competing concepts of justice. You will study across the disciplines like political science, philosophy, history, English, business and economics to explore human rights, rule of law, politics and public policy. It’s an opportunity to engage with questions about the sources, functions and impact of law and the relationships between law and freedom, virtue, democracy and equality.

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As a law, rights and justice major at Linfield

you might take:

Rebels, Thugs and Skeptics: Twentieth-Century Political Theory

Study original works of twentieth-century political theory, with consideration of alternative views of political concepts. (POLS 312)

Critical Thinking

Learn how to use logical and inductive reasoning for arguments and debates. (PHIL 170)

Environmental Law and Regulation

Study significant federal environmental statutes and examine current trends in environmental regulation. (ENVS 325)

Studying law, rights and justice at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit a fundamental grasp of the major reasons that have been offered in defense of the rule of law, individual rights, and competing conceptions of justice

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  • Exhibit a fundamental grasp of the major reasons that have been offered in critique of the rule of law, individual rights, and competing conceptions of justice

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  • Think critically about the connections and tensions between the rule of law, individual rights, and competing conceptions of justice

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  • Learn how to ask meaningful questions about law, rights and justice

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  • Communicate with clarity and precision in response to meaningful questions about law, rights, and justice
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Intern in all areas of law, rights and justice

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where laws, rights, and justice majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • US Senator Merkeley & US Rep Kurt Schrader
  • Beer Co-op, CapeTown, South Africa

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Have questions about studying laws, rights and justice at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.
Patrick Cottrell
Patrick Cottrell
Department Chair and Professor
Walker Hall
503-883-2477
pcottre@linfield.edu