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About the Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice & Society

Take a few minutes to investigate a unique undergraduate experience, one we believe positions students extremely well, not just for a career, but to follow the challenge of Micah 6:8 to do justice and love mercy.

Randy Spivey

Randy Spivey, Academic Director, Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice & Society

At Lipscomb, experiential learning is at the center of a student’s work. The Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice & Society is home to a rigorous and challenging undergraduate academic program that is one of the few in the nation taught from a justice and civil change point of view. Graduates enjoy a placement rate into law school or law-related professions at a rate approaching 100 percent.

In addition to its degree program, the institute hosts special events related to law and legal institutions, promotes dialogue related to the legal community, and offers programs of interest to the community at large. Consequently, students benefit from an undergraduate experience in the law that is broad and significant and offers opportunities to build unique perspectives in several ways:

  • With a multidisciplinary undergraduate legal education
  • Through timely and thoughtful community dialogue on contemporary social and legal issues
  • By exposure to global issues related to law, justice and society, such as providing rule of law training in countries with developing democracies
  • With an opportunity to assist in training K-12 students at Lipscomb Academy on the American legal system and good citizenship

Randy Spivey
Academic Director, Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice & Society