The mission of the Institute for Law and Philosophy is to advance knowledge on legal topics of philosophical significance, particularly those implicating moral, political, and religious philosophical issues.
In furtherance of its mission, the Institute endeavors:
- To educate law school faculty and students on the philosophical implications of various legal topics by introducing them to relevant literature and arguments and exposing them to major international scholars working on those topics.
- To forge bonds between major international scholars and the wealth of talent on the USD law faculty and to acquaint others with the rich tradition of high-level intellectual exchange that characterizes the School of Law.
- To supply conference papers of major significance written by internationally known scholars to USD’s San Diego Law Review and Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues.