Lipscomb University’s Institute for Law, Justice & Society (LJS) undergraduate legal education program looks at the legal system as a vehicle for bringing about social change. By blending LJS course offerings with classes from a variety of academic areas including psychology, sociology, history, political science, business, Bible, and communications, students explore how laws impact society. As a result, students wanting to make a difference in the world discover ways they can institute legal change for resulting social change, and vice versa. Students will also critically analyze the notions of equality, justice and fairness.
The program’s mission is to provide an integrated, multidisciplinary learning environment that will develop a practical liberal arts knowledge of the many areas of influence the American legal system has on society, within the context of ethics and Judeo-Christian values.