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Philosophy and Law programs?

I hope to gather information about undergraduate degree programs that somehow combine philosophy and law.  A few examples include Indiana University PA, Georgia State, Lewis, and USC.  I am looking only at degree programs administered by philosophy departments, and that have the word "law" somewhere in the description of the major, so that a student or an administrator would see the program as combining something marketable (law) with philosophy.

Are there other such programs?  Do they attract majors?  Do they attract students to the college itself?  Any advice on how to get one's own university (ahem) to look favorably upon proposing such a degree program?

5 Responses to Philosophy and Law programs?

  1. Grant A. Marler says:

    Dear Professor Wiland,
    Cal Poly Pomona’s Philosophy Department offers a B.A. in Philosophy with a Law and Society option: http://www.cpp.edu/~class/philosophy/programs-and-advising/index.shtml
    Best Regards,
    Grant A. Marler

  2. Anon says:

    San Francisco State University offers a B.A. in Philosophy, with emphasis in Philosophy and Law:
    http://philosophy.sfsu.edu/page/undergraduate-studies

  3. Anon says:

    The Pre-Law program at St. Mary’s University (TX) has a strong relationship with their philosophy department (a Philosophy professor is the pre-law adviser):
    https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/humanities/special-programs/pre-law-program/

  4. Anon says:

    The University of Southern Mississippi offers a Philosophy Pre-Law BA:
    https://www.usm.edu/philosophy-religion/philosophy-pre-law-ba

  5. ryan says:

    Binghamton University (SUNY) has a Philosophy, Politics and Law program which is quite popular with undergraduates.