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January 19, 2021 at 9:58 am

Application Deadline to Early Assurance Program M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture Extended to March 1st

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Complete Bachelor’s and Master’s in an Accelerated Program

Outstanding high school seniors are invited to apply for Ohio University’s Early Assurance Program for the Master of Arts in Law, Justice & Culture.

Benefits of the accelerated program:

  • Complete a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in an accelerated program.
  • Guarantee a slot in the master’s program by earning conditional admission now.
  • Choose from a variety of undergraduate majors.
  • Participate in the OHIO Honors Program.
  • Strengthen skills in analytical and conceptual thinking, legal and scholarly research and writing, ethical and public interest concerns, public advocacy, and active engagement with the challenges of law and justice in the 21st century.
  • Prepare for careers in research and policy, public agencies, advocacy organizations, private companies, and nonprofits.
  • Preparation for law school and Ph.D. programs.

Early Assurance Program students apply for admission to the M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture program while they are still in high school, and a slot in the master’s program is reserved for them as long as they maintain program requirements during their undergraduate time at OHIO.

The application deadline has ben extended to March 1, 2021.

How to Apply

Outstanding high school seniors are invited to apply for Ohio University’s Early Assurance Program for the Master of Arts in Law, Justice & Culture.

For more information, contact Dr. Smoki Musaraj. 

About the Law, Justice & Culture Early Assurance Program

Students accepted into the Early Assurance Program will be able to start taking graduate courses while completing their bachelor’s degree. Depending on their incoming credits, students can complete both their undergraduate bachelor and graduate M.A. degrees in four or five years. A slot in the master’s program is reserved for them as long as they meet the program requirements during their undergraduate time at OHIO.

Students can choose from a variety of undergraduate majors: African American StudiesAnthropologyEnglishGeographyHistoryPhilosophyPolitical Science, and Sociology or Sociology-Criminology.

All students accepted into the EAP program are invited to participate in the OHIO Honors Program. No additional application is necessary.

After joining OHIO as an undergraduate student, you gain the benefits of belonging to the Law, Justice & Culture community while you pursue your B.A. degree in your chosen field.

During the senior year, EAP students take a combination of undergraduate and graduate classes, which count for graduate credit. After completing the undergraduate degree, students transition into the M.A. program.

Finally, students complete a master’s degree in just one year of full-time graduate study.

About the Master’s Program

A Community Focusing on Law, Justice & Culture

From your first undergraduate semester at Ohio University, students in the Early Assurance Program join the community of students and faculty in the Center for Law, Justice & Culture who are committed to analyzing law in relation to culture, society, politics, and power in U.S. and international contexts.

“I applied for the EAP program, because of all the avenues for interdisciplinary learning that the program provides, said Casey Patterson, a first year EAP student majoring in Political Science.  During his first semester, Casey was enrolled in Larry Hayman’s Pre-Law Learning Community Seminar and was selected as a member of the Ohio University Mock Trial Team.  “It’s the best way I think I can prepare myself for a future career in law.” he says.  Casey learned about the program through his participation in CLJC’s Summer Law & Trial Institute as a high school senior in 2019.

The center provides an array of guest speakers and events, student organizations and mock trial teams, as well as dedicated pre-law advising.

As students pursue their major requirements in relevant disciplines, you also pursue interdisciplinary coursework focusing on the challenges of law and justice in the 21st century. This begins with two first-semester courses — the Pre-Law Learning Community and the gateway course CAS 2500: Breaking the Law.

As you advance through your undergraduate study, EAP students participate in high-impact curricular and co-curricular opportunities including law-related study abroad courses, internships, student organizations, mock trial, and independent research.

During your senior year, EAP students take a combination of undergraduate and graduate classes, which count for graduate credit. After completing the undergraduate degree, students transition into the M.A. program.

By combining an bachelor’s degree with the master’s-level graduate training, the Law, Justice & Culture EAP prepares graduates for careers in research and policy, public agencies, advocacy organizations, private companies, and nonprofits, as well as law school and Ph.D. programs.

Spring 2015 students on Shankill Road in Northern Ireland.

Spring Break students on Shankill Road in Northern Ireland.

Faculty and Advising

The CLJC faculty leading researchers with national and global expertise on diverse forms of law in contemporary, historical, and comparative contexts.  Learn more about the faculty.

CLJC Director Smoki Musaraj serves as the academic advisor for students in the M.A. program.

CLJC Pre-Law Advisor, Larry Hayman, Esq. provides dedicated advising on preparing for law school, applying to law school, and pursing law-related careers.

Please contact Smoki Musaraj (duschins@ohio.edu) or Larry Hayman (hayman@ohio.edu) for more information!

Dr. Smoki Musaraj smiling with arms crossed and brick building behind her

Dr. Smoki Musaraj

Larry Hayman, portrait

Larry Hayman, Esq.

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