Pre-Law

Program Overview

“Man, when separated from law and justice, is the worst of all animals.” (Aristotle, Politics)

“But sir,” Fortescue argues to the reluctant prince, “How will you have righteousness and justice unless you first acquire a competent knowledge of the law by which justice is to be learned and known?” (Sir John Fortescue, In Praise of the Laws of England, 1468–1470)

“The science of law should, in some measure, and in some degree, be the study of every free citizen…The knowledge of those rational principles on which the law is founded ought, especially in a free government, to be diffused over the whole community.” 
(Supreme Court Justice James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790–1791)