What is the Law & Society Program?
We investigate issues and institutions through the lenses of law, sociology, criminology, psychology, ethics, economics, culture, science, history, politics and political science. We build critical thinking skills and communications skills while we effectively debate. We actively examine legal systems, courts and conceptions of justice and human rights within both the American and international contexts. We examine and discover the reliable evidence while weeding through the false narratives and fake news.
In the Law and Society Program you will:
- explore your interests in mock trials and moot court
- lead current event discussions during the Roxboro Roundtables national podcasts
- write for the widely read Digital Voice the Law & Society Journal
- express your political opinions if not host your own show on multiple media outlets including WPHU
- experience real world internships in Congress, the US Senate, the GOP, the DNC, the UN, FBI, ATF, the Prosecutor’s Office, law offices and non-profit organizations dedicated to helping the unfortunate and protecting civil rights
How 9/11 'Truther" Conspiracy Theories Fueled the War on Reality | Opinion
Conspiracy theories blaming George W. Bush for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have been debunked, yet millions of Americans still believe them. Watch program director Evan Laine's opinion piece with the Washington Post.
Armed with superior writing and arguing skills, our students...
- are successful lawyers having graduated top tier law schools
- serve as law enforcement officers on the local, state and federal levels
- work as paralegals
- earn MBAs and work in industry and non-profit organization
- are entrepreneurs
- serve as legislative aides to the US Congress and Senate
- earn degrees in psychology and counseling
- become college administrators and teachers