All coursework in the Florham
Law Scholars program applies to the University’s Legal
Studies minor, an academic concentration that connects students with
others interested in legal affairs, and demonstrates a commitment to a
rigorous understanding of law.
During their first year,
Florham Law Scholars will form a cohesive living and learning community
that includes small, discussion driven courses and additional programs
such as fieldwork, colloquia, and special lectures and guest appearances.
Students work closely with faculty who are committed to undergraduate instruction
and mentoring, and with peers who have strong academic credentials and
motivation, and a shared interest in legal studies.
Florham Scholars in Law
First Year Courses
Law Scholars Seminar
In their first semester, Florham
Law Scholars enroll in the Law Scholars Seminar, combining academic study,
active student participation, and outside events and speakers. As part
of the seminar, students might discuss criminal justice with a district
attorney, interview a public defender, sit in on a trial, or participate
in a forum on gangs and youth violence. In the second semester, Florham
Law Scholars take the Law Colloquium, a course that examines legal questions
Florham Law Scholars are
encouraged to participate in a field experience during the winter intersession
of their first year. Students receive credit for working abroad or in Washington,
D.C., and for “shadowing” a professional involved in law and crime – such
as a trial attorney, probation officer, corrections official, or legislator.
At the conclusion of the field experience, students present critical reports
to their instructor and colleagues. Each field experience is specially
tailored to the student’s academic goals and career interests.
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