This interdisciplinary minor in law, religion and politics is unique to Saint Louis University. In it, students analyze and compare legal norms, theory, and practice within religious traditions and in legal systems. They gain a theologically and historically grounded understanding of concepts of human dignity and justice that should be respected and promoted within systems of law and political structures. They consider how laws and political structures can exercise equity toward all members of a community. They develop strong skills in analysis and oral argumentation and real-world experience through an internship.
Morgan Hazelton, Ph.D., Department of Political Science Co-Director
Atria A. Larson, Ph.D., Department of Theological Studies Co-Director
This minor requires 18 credits in courses from political science, theological studies, and other departments. All courses are marked with a "Law, Religion, & Politics" attribute. No more than 12 credits may be taken in any one department. The minor includes a 4xxx-level seminar and an internship. It is open to all students but is easily joined with the Pre-Law Scholars Program.