Why Study Law and Ethics?

    Knowledge of law is a gateway to prosperous, fulfilling careers in the justice system, government, business, public policy institutes, think tanks, and many other areas. A prime location in New York City and our interdisciplinary curricular resources provide students with strong preparation for law school.

    Why Study Law and Ethics at MMC?

    In MMC’s Law and Ethics minor, action is as important as understanding. You’ll study the governmental and cultural forces that shape our lives so that you can effectively advocate for change and justice within them. Internships, independent study, advocacy projects, and hands-on research methodologies embed the Law and Ethics community and curriculum in an urban, global learning experience.

    What You Will Learn

    Students who complete the Law and Ethics Minor will be able to:

    • Explain and apply basic concepts and distinctions in law.
    • Reconstruct and analyze formal arguments.
    • Create and evaluate arguments in written and oral forms.
    • Explain and analyze the structure and principles of the American political and legal system.
    • Explain, apply, and critically evaluate the use of ethical principles in the law.
    • Conduct qualitative and empirical research on legal issues.


    Program Highlights

    BHCP class

    Through MMC’s Prison Education programs, women incarcerated at the Taconic and Bedford Hills Correctional Facilities can earn a degree in Politics and Human Rights. Select PHR courses at our East 71st campus are linked with TCP and BHCP courses through shared readings and assignments. In addition, MMC hosts a bi-annual conference at Bedford Hills.

    The Sojourner Truth Suffrage Academy banner
    The Suffrage Academy curriculum is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the history of enfranchisement in the United States and beyond. Courses are offered in departments across the College, including the arts, business, communications, history, and the social sciences; each will critically engage suffrage in its own way.
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    After graduation, many of our students work to effect change, whether it’s at New York City Hall, in the criminal justice reform system, arts education, or transgender housing equity. You too can make your mark on the world.


    Careers and Outcomes

    Job Titles

    • Lawyer
    • Police Officer
    • Litigation Analyst

    Graduate Programs

    • Campaign Finance and Election Law, Loyola Law School
    • J.D., New York Law School
    • J.D., Entertainment Law, George Mason University
    • J.D., Touro College 

    The Sojourner Truth Suffrage Academy

    Designed to give students the opportunity to explore the history of enfranchisement in the United States and beyond, the Academy offers connection- and immersion-level courses, from American History classes to Black Female Sexuality in Film, Photography and Social Engagement, and The Social Psychology of Dress, among others. The Academy also offers a robust speaker series and collaborates with MMC’s renowned Prison Education programs.

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