Justice and Ethics in the Law Minor
The Justice and Ethics in the Law (JEL) minor emphasizes the ethical, business, social, and political structures that underlie the law. This interdisciplinary minor examines how justice is defined in legal regimes as well as the ethical issues raised by the enforcement of law, legal procedure, conflicting rights, and the making (and maintaining) of constitutions. All students will have the opportunity for an internship. JEL emphasizes skills that may be applied to academic and professional life: analytic and problem solving skills; critical reading ability of complex texts; writing skills including preparing and revising papers; oral communication and listening abilities; and research and time-management skills. Given the number of writing intensive, diversity, globalization, social science, and ethics intensive classes listed in the minor, students may satisfy much of the General Education Program through the minor.
Internships must be related to justice, ethics, or law, please see JEL Director for permission to approve course.
- Dr. Christopher Close, HIS
- Dr. Jeffrey Bone, MGT
- Dr. Laura Bucci, POL
- Dr. Michael Kates, PHL
- Dr. Chunrye Kim, SOC
- Dr. James O’Sullivan, THE
- Dr. Paul Patterson, ENG
Goal 1: Students will develop logical reasoning skills.
Objective 1.1: Demonstrate ability to analyze legal cases.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between law, ethics and justice in a multi-disciplinary context.
Objective 2.1: Demonstrate basic knowledge of similarities and differences in the concept of justice in moral, historical, or legal contexts.
Objective 2.2: Identify and explain fundamental questions of ethics.
Objective 2.3: Describe how justice is defined in legal (as opposed to ethical) contexts.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between law and social justice in a multi-disciplinary context.
Objective 3.1: Define conceptions of social justice.
Objective 3.2: Compare and contrast conceptions of social justice in moral, historical, or legal contexts.
Total of six courses:
- Two core courses in Legal Reasoning (one from the College of Arts and Sciences and one from the Haub School of Business)
- Two Ethics-Intensive courses (see approved list)
- Two Electives (see approved list)
Note: No more than three courses may be taken in the same department and no class may count twice as part of the minor.
Legal Reasoning Courses
Minors must take two Legal Reasoning courses (MGT 360, MGT 361, or MGT 362 and one course from the College of Arts and Sciences) that expose students to logical reasoning, reading cases, writing briefs, and/or research. Students may take additional Legal Reasoning courses and count them as electives.
|College of Arts and Sciences|
|PHL 210||Logic and the Law||3|
|PHL 270||Special Topics in Philosophy 1||3|
|POL 150||First Year Seminar 1||3|
|POL 270||Special Topics 1||3|
|POL 301||Law and Social Change||3|
|POL 310||Constitutional Politics||3|
|POL 311||Const Law:Rights & Civil Lib||3|
|POL 312||Social Controv & Supreme Court||3|
|POL 408||Capstone: The Armed Citizen?||3|
|SOC 270||Special Topics 1||3|
|SOC 345||Law and Social Policy||3|
|SOC 360||Sociology of Law||3|
|Haub School of Business|
|MGT 360||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|MGT 361||Introduction to Law Honors||3|
|MGT 362||Legal Environ't of Business II||3|
Ethics Intensive Courses
Minors must take at least two Ethics-Intensive courses. Students may take additional Ethics Intensive courses and count them as electives.
|ENG 405||Early Tudor Gender Power & Lit||3|
|ENV 102||Environ Theory & Ethics Sem||3|
|HIS 204||Latin American-U.S. Migration||3|
|HIS 341||Genocide & Human Rights||3|
|HIS 472||Seminar in European History 1||3|
|HSC 251||Healthcare Law and Ethics||3|
|HSC 368||Just Hlth Care Dev Nations||3|
|or THE 368||Just Hlth Care in Dev Nations|
|LIN 260||Language and the Law||3|
|MGT 210||Business Stakeholders & Ethics||3|
|MGT 310||Breaking News in Bus. Ethics||3|
|PHL 262||Freedom, Citizenship, Culture||3|
|PHL 270||Special Topics in Philosophy 1||3|
|PHL 311||Philosophy of Law||3|
|PHL 320||Business, Society and Ethics||3|
|PHL 330||Social and Political Phil||3|
|PHL 334||Ethics and Criminal Justice||3|
|PHL 336||Violence and Non-Violence||3|
|PHL 338||Vio & Recnciliatn in N. Irelnd||3|
|POL 367||Ethics in Internation Affairs||3|
|PSY 236||Ethics in Psychology||3|
|SOC 260||Language and the Law||3|
|THE 261||Christian Social Ethics||3|
|THE 366||Christian Medical Ethics||3|
|THE 372||Technology Ethics||3|
|THE 373||Economic Ethics||3|
Minors must take two Elective courses. Additional courses may be indicated on the schedule with the Justice and Ethics in the Law attribute.
|ACC 422||Forensic Accounting||3|
|COM 451||Privacy/Surv in the Dig Era||3|
|COM 475||Crime, Justice, & Media||3|
|ECN 455||Antitrust and Regulation||3|
|ENG 429||The Civil Rights Movement||3|
|ENG 433||Environmental Justice||3|
|ENG 444||Race, Class, and Gender||3|
|ENG 451||N. Ireland Conflict & Story||3|
|ENG 467||Communication and the Law||3|
|ENG 492||English Internship 2||3|
|HIS 319||Reform/Rev in Europe 1500-1650||3|
|HIS 327||Early Modern Europe 1400-1800||3|
|HIS 329||Crime & Punishment in Europe||3|
|HIS 348||Witches in Early Modern Europe||3|
|HIS 379||Black History Since Civil War||3|
|HIS 491||Philadelphia Area Internship 2||3|
|MGT 363||International Business Law||3|
|MGT 364||Bus Law-Entrepreneurial Firms||3|
|MGT 365||Employment and Labor Law||3|
|MKT 352||Sports Law||3|
|PHL 240||Symbolic Logic||3|
|PHL 256||Freedom and Determinism||3|
|POL 306||Political Participation in US||3|
|POL 313||Public Policy||3|
|POL 320||Injustice & the Law||3|
|POL 326||Protesting Inequality||3|
|POL 328||U.S. Immigration||3|
|POL 331||Latin American Politics||3|
|POL 402||Capstone: Contenious Pol in US||3|
|POL 407||Capstone: Theories of Justice||3|
|POL 409||Global Migration||3|
|POL 411||Washington Internship I 2||3|
|POL 412||Washington Internship II 2||3|
|POL 491||Philadelphia-Area Internship 2||3|
|SOC 206||Theories of Crime||3|
|SOC 207||Juvenile Justice||3|
|SOC 225||Intro to American CJ||3|
|SOC 264||Criminal Courts & Procedures||3|
|SOC 267||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|SOC 302||Criminal Law||3|
|SOC 310||Policing in Black and Blue||3|
These courses only count towards the minor when they cover certain topics. Students should consult with the instructor and the Justice and Ethics in the Law Director to confirm.
Students must have any internship certified by the Justice and Ethics in the Law Director in order to count for credit towards the minor. Sociology has internships offered through independent study that may accommodate law, justice, and ethics work.