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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law, Diversity & Justice Minor

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Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

23-28 credits


The Law, Diversity & Justice Minor is an interdisciplinary course of study for students who are interested in law, diversity and access to the legal system for under-served communities. This minor, open to all Western students, is taught by a faculty that includes attorneys using law school texts. The minor builds the skills necessary for success after college: critical reading, writing, research, oral communication, and analytical ability. The curriculum also emphasizes a critical examination of how issues such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation and disability intersect with the legal system. The minor welcomes students who desire to effect change and who have the potential to act as leaders and role models in their communities using legal knowledge and processes.

Why Consider a Law, Diversity & Justice Minor?

For students who want to understand how legal systems work for and against justice in our society.

 Contact Information

Fairhaven College

Minor Advisor
Julie Helling

 Sample Careers

Pursuit of advanced study leading to a degree in Law, Community Legal Advocate, Social Justice non-profit administrator.

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Successful completion of PLSC 311 with a grade of C or better or FAIR 311B with a grade of ‘S’, and permission of the Law, Diversity and Justice (LDJ) Minor Advisor.

Grade Requirements

A grade of ‘S’ in Fairhaven courses or C- or better in courses in other departments is required for this minor. 

NOTE: An ‘S’ in a Fairhaven College course is equivalent to C or better work.

Electives (minimum 8-10 credits)

Additional coursework related to diversity issues approved in advance by the LDJ Minor advisor. These courses might be drawn from the American Cultural Studies courses, Fairhaven courses, Political Science courses, Sociology courses, or other appropriate electives with approval.

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