The Philosophy and Law Society (PALS) was founded to give students and faculty a chance to discuss the interesting moral and ethical questions that arise naturally during a study of law, but would be inappropriate and/or off-topic to discuss during class. Since the interpretations of the law are informed by the moral and ethical beliefs of the reader, learning about beliefs separate from their own will allow current and future lawyers to better promote an outcome favorable for their clients if they understand a greater breadth of beliefs and belief systems. However, PALS will not focus only on law-related topics, but topics that are relevant to the community and world at large. By providing panels of enlightened speakers on important topics, PALS hopes to encourage deeper, more philosophical thought in both standing members and the community.
Online discussions and audio recordings of our meetings can be found here.