Justice and Ethics in Law Minor

Objectives

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.

Learning Goals and Objectives 

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.

Requirements for the Justice and Ethics in the Law Minor

Total of 6 courses:

  • Two core courses in legal reasoning (one each from HSB and CAS)
  • 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

Minors must take two courses (one each from HSB and CAS) that expose students to logical reasoning, reading cases, writing briefs, and/or research.  Students may take more LR courses and count them as electives.

CAS
POL 301Law and Social Change3
POL 310Constitutional Politics3
POL 311Const Law:Rights & Civil Lib3
POL 312Social Controversy & Sup Court3
SOC 345Law and Social Policy3
SOC 368Cults as Social Movements3
HSB
MGT 360Legal Environment of Business3
MGT 361Introduction to Law Honors3
MGT 362Legal Environ't of Business II3

Ethics Intensive and Electives listed by Department:

All students must take at least 2 ethics intensive courses.  They may take more and count them as electives.

Accounting
ACC 422Forensic Accounting3
English
ENG 429ReadingWritingCivil Right Move3
ENG 482Literature & Culture3
ENG 443Special Topics in Writing3
ENG 444Writing throughRaceClassGender3
ENG 490Journalism Internship3
ENG 491IndependentStudy:Community Svc3
ENG 492English Internship3
Environmental Sciences
ENV 102Environ Theory & Ethics Sem 13
History
HIS 204Latin American-U.S. Migration 13
HIS 319Reform/Rev in Europe 1500-16503
HIS 327Trans in Early Mod Europe3
HIS 329Crime & Punishment3
HIS 341Genocide/Human Rights 20th Cen3
HIS 348Witch, Law & Suprnat Early Eur3
HIS 384The Civil Rights Mov in Am3
HIS 472Seminar in European History 13
HIS 491Philadelphia Area Internship3
Honors
HON 312Word Became Flesh: Cath Spirit3
HON 366Violence and Non Violence3
or PHL 366 Violence and Non Violence
MGT 361Introduction to Law Honors3
Interdisciplinary Health Services
IHS 251Healthcare Law and Ethics3
IHS 368Just Hlth Care Dev Nations3
or THE 368 Just Hlth Care in Dev Nations
Linguistics
LIN 260Language and the Law 13
Management
MGT 360Legal Environment of Business3
MGT 361Introduction to Law Honors3
MGT 362Legal Environ't of Business II3
MHC 360Employment and Labor Law3
LEO 210Business Stakeholders & Ethics 13
LEO 310Breaking News in Bus. Ethics 13
IBU 363International Business Law3
FBE 360Bus Law-Entrepreneurial Firms3
Marketing
MKT 352Sports Law3
Philosophy
PHL 220Logic3
PHL 240Symbolic Logic3
PHL 262Freedom, Citizenship, Culture 13
PHL 311Philosophy of Law3
PHL 320Business, Society, and Ethics 13
PHL 330Social and Political Phil 13
PHL 334Ethics and Criminal Justice 13
PHL 336Violence and Non-Violence 13
PHL 338Vio & Recnciliatn in N. Irelnd 13
PHL 342Dimensions of Freedom 33
Political Science
POL 150First-Year Seminar 13
POL 301Law and Social Change3
POL 310Constitutional Politics3
POL 311Const Law:Rights & Civil Lib3
POL 312Social Controversy & Sup Court3
POL 320Injustice & the Law3
POL 326Protesting Inequality3
POL 351International Human Rights3
POL 367Ethics in Interntionl Affairs 13
POL 402Contentious Politics in the US3
POL 407Theories of Justice3
POL 411/412Washington Internship I (semester or summer in Washington D.C.; some credits may apply to minor.)3
POL 491Philadelphia-Area Internship3
Psychology
PSY 236Ethics in Psychology 13
Sociology 2
SOC 225Intro to American CJ3
SOC 245Law and Social Policy3
SOC 246CJ Ethics & Legal Responsblty3
SOC 251Gender and the Law3
SOC 264Crim Courts & Crim Procedures3
SOC 368Cults as Social Movements3
SOC 377Inside-Out Expl Crime&Justice3
SOC 378Urban and Public Policy3
Theology
THE 366Christian Medical Ethics 13
THE/IHS 368Just Hlth Care in Dev Nations 13
THE 372Technology Ethics 13