The Concentration in Philosophy and Law is a specialized path for those who intend to pursue an education and career in Law.
By focusing on topics in Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Ethics, and Moral Theory, the Concentration in Law is directly applicable to legal theory and policy courses, giving you a strong background and a head start in Law school.
Successful completion of either a Major or Minor in Philosophy with a Concentration in Law will result in a special notation on your transcript.
The data shows that philosophy majors are better equipped to be admitted to law school than students in any other degree program. The Philosophy Department at SFU now offers specialized degree concentrations for students planning to enter law school after graduation.
Specialized Course Offerings
PHIL 329 Law and Philosophy (course topics may include Equality and the Foundations of Discrimination Law, Natural Rights and the Foundations of the Law of Property, The Interpretation of Laws and the Philosophy of Language)
PHIL 320 Political Philosophy (course topics may include The Nature of Distributive Justice, The Philosophy of Punishment, The Foundations for Democracy)
PHIL 321 Moral Philosophy (course topics may include The Nature of Moral Responsibility, Bodily Autonomy)
PHIL 322 History of Ethics (course topics may include, The Conceptual Origins of Natural Law)
PHIL 421W Ethical Theories (course topics may include, Moral Realism, Constructivism and Normativity, The Idea of a Moral Right)