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LJSC Submajor or Minor
The Law, Justice, and Social Change program offers students a coherent curriculum that emphasizes the relationship between legal institutions, inequality, and the capacity of social groups to produce fundamental social change.
Students have the opportunity to pursue either a Law, Justice, and Social Change submajor or a Law, Justice, and Social Change minor.
- The LJSC submajor is an optional part of the Sociology major.
- The LJSC minor is a stand-alone academic minor.
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Law, Justice, and Social Change will offer students:
- An understanding of theoretical perspectives on justice and on the connection between law and society
- Frameworks for thinking about legal compliance, deviance, and resistance
- Perspectives for thinking about the relationship between “law on the books” and “law in action”
- Tools for thinking about the relationship between law and social change
- Understandings of the law in international contexts and in regard to human rights issues
- The foundation of theory, methods, and substantive knowledge necessary to develop informed perspectives on criminality, crime policy, and the social consequences of legal punishment
- Tools for understanding the role of social policies in creating and ameliorating inequality