Research, Publications, and Academic Programs That Explore the Many Facets of Freedom
A University Center in the Office for Research, Innovation & Impact, the Freedom Center is a nonpartisan resource for students and leaders seeking to understand how to address significant challenges. The Center has a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty, including core and affiliated faculty and post-doctoral fellows. The Center also supports Ph.D. students and hosts visiting and research fellows. Through research, publications, and academic and educational programs, Center scholars draw on philosophy, politics, economics, law, and ethics to foster critical thinking about freedom, responsibility, and human behavior.
Political Philosophy Program
The Freedom Center is committed to a diverse and inclusive discussion of the ethical, economic, political, cultural, religious, legal, and psychological dimensions of freedom. We aim to promote the understanding, appreciation, and institutional realization of ideals of freedom and responsibility through published research, undergraduate education, graduate education, and community outreach.
Master of Legal Studies, Law & Economics Concentration
The Freedom Center partners with the James E. Rogers College of Law to offer a concentration in Law & Economics for the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree. The program provides an enhanced understanding of law and regulation, economic theory and empirical methods. Ideal candidates include current or aspiring federal, state and local elected officials, high-school teachers, school board members and public employees as well as students interested in pursuing advanced studies in these or related fields.
The MLS, Law & Economics concentration is a one-year program pursued full-time or part-time. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis (conditional on available funding).
The Freedom Center is a respected nonpartisan academic resource for leaders seeking to understand how to address society’s biggest challenges by facilitating critical thinking about freedom and responsibility, and about justice and the good society. Housed under the Office for Research, Innovation, and Impact, the faculty draws on philosophy, politics, economics, law, and ethics to foster critical thinking about freedom, responsibility, and human behavior.
Civil discourse powers progress and learning. Tax-deductible contributions fund scholarships, academic research, educational programs, public events that highlight the importance of freedom to an inclusive society where diversity and differing viewpoints are acknowledged and respected.
We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.