Institute for Law, Justice & Society

At the Institute for Law, Justice and Society, students are deeply immersed in thoughtful dialogue, contemporary social and legal issues both locally and globally, and leave with the tools and practical experience to chart a difference-making career.  Our program teaches critical thinking and engagement through a socio-legal perspective, providing students who aspire to a wide variety of careers the strong legal basis they need to be successful.  Whether you are planning on going to law school, working in government or public policy, or working in the non-profit field, if your desire is to seek justice, we have a place for you.

Institute for Law, Justice & Society


We believe that legal change is one of the surest means to effect social change. At Lipscomb’s Institute for Law, Justice & Society, we consider America’s legal system from a multidisciplinary perspective to get a fuller understanding of its mechanisms, practice, and consequences.

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Undergraduate Programs

To prepare you for law school, social work, or dispute resolution, Lipscomb provides three major programs and one minor. Your studies will involve service learning and on-the-job training; travel to Washington D.C., London, Paris, Brussels, Geneva and the Hague; and firsthand interaction with legislators, attorneys and judges. If your sights are set on making a difference, we’ll get you ready to do just that.