Constitutional Studies Minor

Constitutional Studies at Carroll College

The Constitutional Studies minor provides interdisciplinary training in the politics, history, and philosophy of constitutional government. Completing this minor provides excellent preparation for law or graduate school, although it is not a prerequisite for any further study of the law. Law schools are most impressed by students with a broad and deep education in the liberal arts. All Carroll students receive such training!

In recent years the Constitutional Studies program has used generous funding from the Apgar Foundation and the Jack Miller Center to offer lectures and reading groups--with student stipends--on pressing issues. These include Religious Freedom and the American Experiment (2017-18), Exeucutive Authority and Constitutional Government (2016-17), and Constitutionalism, Ancient and Modern (2015-16).

In 2019-20 we are using funding from the Charles Koch Foundation to explore the importance of free speech on campus.