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November 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

Center for Law, Justice & Culture Announces 2019-20 Certificate Cohort

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture is proud to present this year’s cohort of certificate students in Law, Justice & Culture.

This is the seventh cohort of the selective CLJC certificate program, which launched in 2013-14.

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Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, Associate Professor of Political Science, will teach the CLJC certificate seminar, LJC 2000, in Spring 2020.

The certificate program brings together interdisciplinary coursework from departments across the social sciences and humanities to provide students with intellectual training in a “law and society” perspective. It also provides opportunities for faculty mentoring through research projects, internships, study abroad, and career guidance.

The 2019-20 cohort of students in the Law, Justice & Culture certificate program includes:

  • Micaela Beatham-Garcia
  • Nick Bohuslawsky
  • Sydney Borsellino
  • Andrew Bovenzi
  • Justin Boyle
  • Christa Burton
  • Ava Carr
  • Cassie Coleman
  • Melissa Damico
  • Abigail Downs
  • Justin Fink
  • Erika Hidalgo
  • Julia Howell
  • Becky Ivan
  • Alexis Karolin
  • Cheyenne Knavel
  • Tessa Lokie
  • Betty Miller
  • Jayda Morgan
  • Antwanette Pack
  • Goran Postoloski
  • Aurora Santiago-Flores
  • Sydney Sears
  • Andrew Stone
  • Nicole Sword
  • Maya Ware

Of these students, six learned about the certificate through the CAS 2500: Making and Breaking the Law class and the affiliated CLJC Learning Communities.

Eight of these students have been selected to participate in the LJC spring break study abroad program ANTH 4620: Human Rights, Law & Justice in Northern Ireland (taught by CLJC Director Dr. Haley Duschinski) in spring 2020.

Enrollment in the certificate program is a competitive process modeled after selection for law and graduate schools. 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.

Once accepted into the program, all new CLJC certificate students will take LJC 2000: Core Course in Law, Justice & Culture, the mandatory seminar offered to the incoming cohort of certificate students each spring.

They are then required to take at least one LJC elective course outside of their majors to ensure that they are exposed to interdisciplinary perspectives. As they proceed through the certificate coursework, LJC students participate in the intellectual life of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and engage in practice-oriented learning opportunities such as internships and research projects, all dealing with issues of democratic governance, social justice, and human rights.

The program is appropriate for students who plan to pursue professions in law, rights advocacy, justice administration, public policy, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic research and teaching.

Several students in this year’s cohort learned about the certificate program after enrolling in CAS 2500: Breaking the Law last semester, which is the gateway course to the CLJC academic curriculum. Taught by an interdisciplinary team of CLJC faculty, the theme course introduces new OHIO students to the challenges of law and justice in the 21st century, and students with a special interest are encouraged to apply for the certificate program.

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