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Law & Justice Minor

The Whitworth law & justice minor allows students to focus on preparation for law school or a career related to criminal justice. In this program, you'll study topics like American politics, international law, conflict mediation and logic, plus you'll work alongside experienced legal professionals and complete internships that will prepare you for a career of service. 

Why minor in law & justice at Whitworth?

  • Learn from faculty with professional experience. Students work directly with professors who have practiced law.
  • Prepare for law school. Several classes are taught in the same style used in law school, and you'll learn valuable skills like briefing cases.
  • Gain real-world experience. Our students have interned in places like Olympia and Washington, D.C., and have worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and on legal teams for nonprofits.
  • Connect your faith or worldview to your learning. You'll work with faculty to investigate the connections between faith and law.
  • Choose from a variety of courses, like Gender, Politics & Law or Freedom & Responsibility of Speech. You'll select many of your classes and can dive deeper into topics that interest you.
  • Become who you're meant to be.

Our law & justice grads make a difference (and get jobs)

Students with a law & justice minor are prepared for careers in law and criminal justice. Our grads have gone on to law school and to work as lawyers or paralegals, in the government and for nonprofits.

  • Aaron Korthuis, staff attorney with the Impact Litigation Unit of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle
  • Taylor Faranda Korthuis, senior attorney, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Seattle 
  • Saundra Richartz, senior staff counsel, Washington State Senate Republican Caucus, Olympia
  • Caleb Mathena, associate attorney, Fain Anderson Rosendahl O'Halloran Spillane (FAVROS) PLLC, Seattle
  • Kevin Gleim, assistant attorney general, Oregon Department of Justice, Salem, Ore.
  • Michelle Rusk, counsel, Washington State House of Representatives - Office of Program Research, Olympia 
  • Noah Patterson, first assistant attorney general, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Denver, Colo.

Our recent law & justice grads further their studies in top graduate programs at institutions including:

  • UCLA
  • Whitworth University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Washington
  • Georgetown University School of Law 
  • American University School of Law
  • University of Arizona School of Law
  • Pepperdine School of Law

Ask our faculty

Ask Professor Stronks

Professor Julia Stronks teaches courses like American National Politics, Faith & Politics, and Gender, Politics & Law.

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