September 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Law, Justice & Culture Students Meet Local Legal Community

Students from the first cohort of the Law, Justice and Culture undergraduate certificate program.

Students from the first cohort of the Law, Justice and Culture undergraduate certificate program.

The inaugural cohort of students in the Law, Justice & Culture Certificate program mingled with local attorneys, judges and faculty at a reception sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture on Sept. 16.

“The reception was a lovely opportunity for students to have informal conversations with center faculty as well as special guests and members of the local legal community,” said Dr. Haley Duschinski, Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and Associate Professor of Anthropology. She notes that the undergraduate certificate program is designed for students who plan to pursue professions in law, rights advocacy, justice administration, public policy, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic research and teaching. The LJC Certificate Program offers students interdisciplinary intellectual training from a law and society perspective on democratic governance, social justice, and human rights.

Enrollment in the certificate program is a competitive process modeled after selection for law and graduate schools. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Students with an overall GPA of 3.4 or above are eligible for 25 slots per year. During the fall application cycle, students are asked to submit a statement of intent as well as a current transcript. Those who do not meet the GPA requirement may submit an optional essay explaining their qualifications. The application deadline is Oct. 25.

Duschinski noted that the center is hiring a pre-law specialist who will provide pre-law advising to undergraduate students across the university.

Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Sept. 30, Application Deadline for Spring Break Study Abroad

The application for Spring Break Study Abroad: Human Rights, Law & Justice in Northern Ireland (ANTH 4620) is September 30. There will be an information session September 23. Please contact program director Dr. Haley Duschinski for more information.

Oct. 9, Pre-Law Panel

Deans of Admission from the law schools at University of Cincinnati and Michigan State University will offer helpful information for students considering applying to law school. The event will be held in Walter 145 from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Oct. 18, Pre-Law Day

Ohio University is offering a full day of panel discussions and speakers to foster a better understanding of careers in the legal profession and the place of law in our society. The day’s events are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Pre-Law Day activities are organized by Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College.

Oct. 25, Application Deadline for Law, Justice, & Culture Certificate Program

Students are invited to apply for the Certificate Program in Law, Justice & Culture online through Oct. 25.

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