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Courses in the Law and Social Justice Applied Minor seek to provide an understanding of the role of law in the quest for social justice. Students can examine major court decisions, the structure of the nation’s legal system, and the theoretical and philosophical assumptions about the law. They can also gain additional skills and knowledge important for law school success, including: critical reading and thinking, verbal communication, collaborative work, and perhaps most importantly an understanding of key social justice issues. By navigating the recommended courses, as well as taking advantage of extra-curricular opportunities, students will additionally be in an excellent position to make a decision regarding whether to pursue a law degree after completing their undergraduate education.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.