December 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Happy Holidays from CLJC

Dear CLJC Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Friends,

As we turn towards the holiday season, the faculty and staff of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture would like to extend our warmest thanks to all of you for your engagement with our intellectual community this past fall semester.Center for Law Justice & Culture logo

We express a heartfelt and most affectionate farewell to our dear friend, R. Marc Kantrowitz (B.A. 1972, M.A. 1974), who joined us on campus as a Glidden Visiting Professor. Marc, you brought joy to our lives with your knowledge of law, courts, and the scandalous stories that litter the history of both. We look forward to seeing you back in Athens at our alumni events in the future.

Together we have accomplished a great deal over the past few months. We expanded our law and society course offerings across the College of Arts & Sciences through the Making and Breaking the Law theme, including CAS 2500: Breaking the LawCAS 1300x: Law in Action, pre-law freshman learning communities, and law-related courses in African American Studies, Communication Studies, History, Plant Biology, Political Science, and Sociology-Criminology. We accepted our fourth cohort of 23 exceptional undergraduate students into the selective Law, Justice & Culture Certificate Program. We welcomed Dr. Carol Greenhouse from Princeton University to campus for a Constitution Day lecture on Citizens United. And our friends from Healing Broken Circles at Marion Correctional Institution joined us for a panel on re-entry in the era of mass incarceration.

CLJC Pre-Law specialist Larry Hayman (BA 2003) continued to offer pre-law advising to undergraduate students from all majors and colleges. He coordinated our annual Law Fair as well as the annual OHIO Pre-Law Day event, featuring panels with 16 alumni legal professionals and a keynote speech by Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill (BSJ 1969). Larry also joined with Ohio University Associate General Counsel Grant Garber to establish OHIO’s first Mock Trial Team, with 21 student members currently preparing for their first competition at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in February.

We look forward to continuing our work with you in spring semester. Alumni and friends, you may be interested in joining us for the launch of our new continuing education program on Human Rights, Law & Justice in Northern Ireland from Feb. 27 to March 6. Contact Larry Hayman ( or myself ( for more details!

Until then, we hope that you enjoy a memorable holiday season with your friends and family. Safe travels, and see you in the new year!

Warmest wishes,

Haley Duschinski

Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture

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