FDUís Florham Scholars in
Law study legal systems, justice, and criminology in a residential program
that blends theory and practice.
Students work closely with teachers
committed to undergraduate instruction and mentoring, and with peers who
have strong academic credentials, motivation, and a shared interest in
Florham Law Scholars form a
cohesive community through small, discussion driven courses, residency
in a common dormitory, and additional programs including fieldwork, colloquia,
and special lectures and guest appearances;
By training in and outside of
the classroom, our students develop the tools and experience to thrive
as professionals, graduate students, and engaged citizens;
Who are Florham Scholars?
The program is open to incoming
first year students enrolled in any major. However, the Law Scholars
program accepts a limited number of students from each incoming class.
This is a new residential
and academic program for first-year students. We place motivated,
talented undergraduates in small clasrooms and in a range of carefully
chosen field experiences, so they can better understand the intersection
of law, society, and politics.
We are founded on the assumption
that understanding and evaluating law is vital for students, not just lawyers
and judges. By investigating and analyzing legal problems from diverse
perspectives (such as anthropology, history, business, international relations,
philosophy, literature, sociology and political science) our undergraduates
become original and penetrating thinkers. In addition, our program
fosters engaged, effective citizenship by educating students about their
rights and responsibilities, and helping them evaluate the character and
performance of our legal system.
Unique Benefits to Students
By working closely with
faculty in small classes, Florham Law Scholars develop concise and clear
writing, effective oral presentation, and group leadership skills that
will serve them long after they graduate. Florham Law Scholars collaborate
with faculty on research projects and can work on the Universityís undergraduate
legal journal, Lexicon (lexicon.fdu.edu).
Florham Law Scholars also learn through numerous field experiences outside
of the classroom, and from distinguished legal practitioners ó including
lawyers, law enforcement personnel, legislators, and judges.
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