Undergraduate

Law, Ethics and Constitutional Studies

The minor in Law, Ethics and Constitutional studies (LEX) helps students appreciate the nation’s constitutional order and its roots in the Western political and philosophical traditions. Jointly sponsored by the political science and philosophy departments, LEX engages constitutionalism, ethics, and the law through thinkers ranging from Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas and Immanuel Kant to James Madison and John Marshall.

Law, Ethics and Constitutional Studies Program

Program Tracks Available

Minor


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 15 (extended from November 1)

Early Action: November 15 (extended from November 1)

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15


School

D'Amour College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences


Department

Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy

Program Contact

Veronica Roberts Ogle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
508-767-7027 Founders Hall - Room 307

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Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

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Apr 15 Thu

April Admitted Student Week: Humanities Round Table Discussion

Join Paula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., dean of the D'Amour College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, faculty, and current students for a round table discussion on the humanities programs at Assumption. Learn more about studying the arts as well as history, theology, political science, English, and education ... Read more

Apr. 15, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Apr 15 Thu

A Conversation with Yuval Levin

What is the role of institutions in American life? What imperils them, and what can be done to fortify and rebuild them? Please join one of America's premier public intellectuals, Yuval Levin, for a conversation on these and other topics—including the legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's decades of c ... Read more

Apr. 15, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Apr 22 Thu

A Conversation with EJ Dionne

In 1981, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat, wrote: “Of a sudden, the GOP has become a party of ideas.” Was he right? What is the status of ideas in American politics today? Please join E.J. Dionne, a political scientist and syndicated columnist with The Washington Post, for a discussion on ... Read more

Apr. 22, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Events

Apr 15 Thu

April Admitted Student Week: Humanities Round Table Discussion

Join Paula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., dean of the D'Amour College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, faculty, and current students for a round table discussion on the humanities programs at Assumption. Learn more about studying the arts as well as history, theology, political science, English, and education ... Read more

Apr. 15, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
Register
Apr 15 Thu

A Conversation with Yuval Levin

What is the role of institutions in American life? What imperils them, and what can be done to fortify and rebuild them? Please join one of America's premier public intellectuals, Yuval Levin, for a conversation on these and other topics—including the legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's decades of c ... Read more

Apr. 15, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Apr 22 Thu

A Conversation with EJ Dionne

In 1981, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat, wrote: “Of a sudden, the GOP has become a party of ideas.” Was he right? What is the status of ideas in American politics today? Please join E.J. Dionne, a political scientist and syndicated columnist with The Washington Post, for a discussion on ... Read more

Apr. 22, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online via Zoom

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