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Law, Justice and Society

Program Overview

Program Overview

Now more than ever, there is a need for professionals who are just, wherever they may be.  We know you want to change the world. So we've created a program to help you build a foundation in justice so you can do exactly that. We know legal change is one of the best ways to effect social change, so we'll make sure you gain a strong understanding of America's legal system. Work with a prominent civil rights attorney in Tuskegee, Alabama. You'll visit Washington, D.C. for an introduction of American law. Learn from real-life experiences with an internship. Take a semester abroad. And later, you'll even travel to five European countries as you learn about law in the global community.




Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Study Abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Kimberly McCall headshot

    Kimberly Mccall

    Associate Dean of Academics and Director of Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice & Society

    Kimberly L. McCall was named the Academic Director for the Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice and Society effective January 1, 2021. In March 2023, McCall was named Associate...

    Meet Kimberly Mccall
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    Kevin Batts

    Adjunct Faculty

    Kevin Batts; J.D., M.B.A., is an Adjunct Professor of Evidence & Criminal Investigation, Ethics & Laws of Compliance and The Law & Drug Enforcement. Batts is the Recovery Court Director...

    Meet Kevin Batts
  • Scott Bledsoe headshot

    Scott Bledsoe

    Assistant Professor

    Scott Bledsoe, a 2014 graduate from Lipscomb University, is currently completing his PhD in political science from George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. After graduating from Lipscomb University, Scott moved to New York City, where he received an MA in comparative politics from NYU and worked as an editorial assistant at Oxford University Press. While at George Mason University, Scott served as a research assistant for the "Closing the Gap Project" at the United States Institute of Peace in conjunction with USAID, which explored the role of religious freedom in global socioeconomic development. Scott’s research interests include the role of religiosity in motivating behavioral polarization, religious identity in the United States, and early American political thought.

    Meet Scott Bledsoe
  • Aaron Burtch headshot

    Aaron Burtch

    Athletics Advisor and Certifying Officer

    Aaron is a Michigan native, born in Flint, and stayed until he transferred to complete his bachelors degree at Abilene Christian University. He graduated in 1997 with his BA in...

    Meet Aaron Burtch
  • Joel Eckert

    Joel Eckert

    Adjunct Faculty

    Prior to going to law school, Eckert worked in Washington, D.C. as a staffer for Oklahoma Representative J.C. Watts and Texas Senator Phil Gramm and then in the Philadelphia suburbs...

    Meet Joel Eckert
  • Lipscomb Featured Faculty

    Sara Naylor

    Adjunct Faculty

    Meet Sara Naylor
  • Bryan Stephenson

    Bryan Stephenson

    Adjunct Faculty

    Bryan Stephenson has taught in the LJS program since 2008. He has been a practicing criminal attorney for over 15 years, and represents clients in a variety of courts throughout...

    Meet Bryan Stephenson
  • Lipscomb Featured Faculty

    Theresa Swanson

    Adjunct Faculty

    Meet Theresa Swanson
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    Palmer Williams

    Assistant Professor

    Palmer Williams serves as an assistant professor in the institute of law justice and society. Williams specializes in legal and policy analysis related to international human rights, human dignity and...

    Meet Palmer Williams

Career Paths


Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.


Working as an elected official, develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, state or federal level.

Financial Examiners

Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.