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.


Academic Journals

Top 5

Political Philosophy Program

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). 

Upcoming Events

Mary L. Rigdon
Gender Differences in Competitiveness: The Role of Social Incentives
Freedom Center Talks

Andrew Cohen
Manuscript Workshops

The Great Reshuffling: A Perfect Storm or the New Norm?
Featuring Eric Grossman, Xavier A. Gutierrez, Jay Nordlinger, and Helena A. Rodrigues, Ph.D., SHRM-SC.
Public Discussion Forum

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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.

Land Acknowledgement

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.