November 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm

25 Undergraduates Admitted to Law, Justice & Culture Certificate Cohort

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture is proud to announce 25 undergraduate students admitted to this year’s cohort of certificate students in Law, Justice & Culture.

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

Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, Associate Professor of Political Science, will teach the CLJC certificate seminar, LJC 2000, in Spring 2021.

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 2020-21 cohort of students in the Law, Justice & Culture certificate program includes:

  • Jaymee Barret
  • Diamond Brooks
  • Deontae Brown
  • Kira Buckwalter
  • Audrey Crowl
  • Alex Curran
  • Alexa Fredecker
  • Sophia Geisler
  • Haven Horton-Kunce
  • Jackson Kalat
  • Madeline Marks
  • Colleen McLafferty
  • Sarah Miller
  • Carissa Nickell
  • Jane Roche
  • Carson Sarver
  • Madison Saylor
  • Abi Scherer
  • Cyrus Steiger Theodor
  • Judinya Thwaites-Brevik
  • Ava Towle
  • Samantha Trego
  • Taylor Vickers
  • Makayla Walter
  • Emily Zeiler

A few of the selected students are part of the CLJC Early Assurance Program. Others were drawn to the certificate program after attending the LJC spring break study abroad program ANTH 4620: Human Rights, Law & Justice in Northern Ireland (taught by CLJC Graduate Director Dr. Haley Duschinski). Others have been active in other CLJC activities such as the Mock Trial team led by Larry Hayman, Esq.

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.

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