Justice and Legal Thought College Park Scholars Program

Justice and Legal Thought examines the connections between law and justice by challenging students to ask: “What is the right thing to do?”

Using the greater Washington, D.C.-Baltimore-Annapolis area as their laboratory, students investigate justice as it pertains to real-world situations. This unique collaboration taps the faculty and scholarly expertise of the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.


Students are taught by faculty in the government, philosophy and history departments as well as law faculty from Carey School of Law. Coursework challenges students’ assumptions about law and its function in society and encourages them to think creatively and critically about the role of law to advance a just society. 

In the final semester of the program, students engage in law-related internships, service-learning experiences and supervised research projects. This semester, more than 50 second-year students created Academic Showcase posters highlighting their service-learning, internships and research projects.


We hope that you enjoy learning  about the exciting projects our students engaged in during the Spring 2020 semester!