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).

Center for the Philosophy of Freedom Summer Workshop – Aix-en-Provence France

PPEL Summer School

Politics, Philosophy, Economics, and Law (PPEL) is a four-day Summer School with an interdisciplinary curriculum that addresses the practical problems of organizing and running human society. The program is a collaboration with the University of Arizona, University of San Diego, and Chapman University with courses taught by top-tier faculty.

European Summer Schools

The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom partners with European universities to provide summer programs in philosophy, law, economics, politics, and related disciplines. Faculty members have traveled to teach in Italy, France, and Romania. Forging international partnerships increases the Center’s ability to engage diverse communities and make an impact highlighting how freedom is manifested in different countries.

Ethics, Economy, and Entrepreneurship

This course is for high school students who want to go beyond basic state standards for economics. Students will come away better prepared for college, but also for the ethical challenges that go with careers in business, or in law, politics, education, or journalism.

The curriculum for this course is an evolving collaboration between individual high school teachers and University faculty. The course textbook comes with additional definitions, videos, podcasts, and articles in it’s online resource library.

Take Charge Today

To support secondary education and promote financial literacy, Take Charge Today is a free program and curriculum for high school educators to help students understand how to manage money to improve their well-being.

The program is founded on the idea that a university-based financial education outreach program can strengthen and extend the ability of schools and community organizations to improve the personal financial capabilities of young adults.