Law schools are looking for people with a general education who communicate goals and motivations precisely. Students choose courses based on their own interests and abilities to earn a bachelor`s degree with an emphasis on privilege. Webster`s academic advisors help pre-law students design a curriculum that reflects recommendations for pre-trial education developed by the Association of American Law Schools. The Centre for Law, Society and Justice offers a bachelor`s major at the College of Arts and Science. The mission of the program is to provide a liberal education in traditional disciplines that focuses on the theory and functioning of law and legal institutions. Law specialization courses expose students to the many facets of law as a social phenomenon – its development, function, motivational ideas, and impact. The major is not intended to prepare for law school, as the emphasis is on examining broadly defined legal issues from different angles, rather than training for the profession. However, the law major is suitable for law students. This thematic group introduces students to legal thought, institutions, and practices beyond traditional or contemporary legal systems, particularly modern Euro-American legal cultures. The courses in this thematic group present either cultural challenges for the mainstream of modern legal systems or legal systems that are culturally or historically different from them. The comparative study of different legal traditions and movements requires us to examine the cultural prerequisites embedded in modern legal systems and to discover both good reasons to defend dominant Euro-American laws and arguments and models for changing or challenging dominant systems. Courses examine historical developments in law, non-Western legal thought or traditions, and the impact of cultural institutions such as religion, literature, or the media on law.
Although criminal justice and legal studies are the official systems of justice in the United States, the outcomes of these systems are not always equitable. Students experience this at a young age, when justice and injustice are at play out in their own lives. At Saint Martin`s, they are given the tools to communicate about justice with others and are inspired to seek out others like them who want to think about justice in a broader way. * The Administration of Justice major requires you to complete an internship at an institution outside of university. This facility may require a criminal background check, Law 33/34 authorization, and possibly drug testing to determine if you are eligible to participate in the internship. In addition, in order to be authorized or employed, many states will verify whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or indictable or illegal act related to alcohol and/or drug abuse. If your trip to law school was inspired by an interest in how law can be a tool of justice, then Berkeley Law might be the school for you. In addressing persistent injustice and inequality at home and abroad, lawyers who serve the public interest can be strong advocates for economic fairness, criminal justice reform, racial justice, gender equality, immigrant rights, and fair housing.
Saint Martin University`s Social Justice Program explores the complex nature of social justice and alternative places that promote justice. If you are passionate about justice and making a positive difference in the lives and safety of communities, then a major in Law and Justice may be right for you. Pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Law, Criminal Justice and Society (LCJS) and take courses in core areas such as criminal law, criminology and criminal ethics. Complement them with specialized courses in forensics, cybercrime, forensic psychology, law enforcement, corrections, and civil rights. The new LCJS major merges, builds on and builds on the strengths of two other majors, Administration of Justice and Legal Studies, which will be available as separate degree programs for new majors through September 10, 2021. The program follows the best liberal arts tradition that encourages students to work toward social justice no matter what they do professionally. The Center for Institutional and Social Change facilitates collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and students who want to address structural inequalities through institutional transformation. Participants use brainstorming, strategic analysis, and empirical and fieldwork to develop new frameworks, strategies, and roles for effective institutional and social change. “The clinics aim to provide pro bono representation, but we do it with a very small number of cases, which allows us to spend a lot of time teaching students how to practice law. We teach what we call client-centric lawyers, and we believe that students learn as much from clients about the social challenges underlying legal issues as they do from faculty. —Brett Dignam, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law New students interested in criminal justice and law can specialize in the new Law, Criminal Justice and Society program. Applications are now open.
Students who already specialize in the administration of justice and/or law can complete their majors as scheduled. Current students in administration of justice and law studies should contact their advisor for more information. Current students have until August 2028 to complete their studies. Most ADMJ/Legal Studies credits apply to the new major in Law, Criminal Justice and Society. For more information, please contact Wesley Hiers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complementing other academic programs at Saint Martin University, the Social Justice minor goes hand in hand with religious studies, sociology, social work, criminal justice, and law, adding value to students` academic experience. The four-year Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Social Justice and Legal Studies combines the foundational knowledge and strengths of three pillars essential to social policy development and positive change: poverty law, social justice, and community capacity building through education, advocacy, and activism. Offered primarily face-to-face with online support and some hybrid offerings, this multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary program also includes a curriculum that provides a solid foundation of established theoretical foundations and practices in criminology, sociology, social work, philosophy, political science, Canadian law, community capacity building, and the study of underrepresented and/or vulnerable individuals.
This is the first time we have debated this subject. CLASS offers an interdisciplinary certificate program that allows qualified students to earn a certificate in Social Law Studies during their PhD. PhD students from the Social Sciences, the Evans School, and the Faculty of Law can apply for the certificate program. PhD students accepted into the certificate program are appointed CLASS Fellows and are entitled to receive a certificate upon graduation, indicating completion of an independent interdisciplinary legal and social program. Institutions are at the heart of social life. They control our interactions, distribute power and resources, and influence how we understand the world. Courses in this thematic group focus on institutions involved in the creation and application of law. They examine issues such as the development of legal institutions; How legal institutions help determine the form of law – doctrinal and even – and how, in turn, legal institutions can be designed to produce different social outcomes.
Institutions are central to the study of society and politics across disciplines, and the group`s courses include perspectives from history, anthropology, sociology, political science, and political theory. The interdisciplinary faculty members of Webster University`s Department of Law, Crime and Social Justice are committed to developing your critical thinking and analytical skills. Through our student-centered approach, we organize courses that explore legal structures. For example, we examine how assumptions about race influence crime and how gender, gender, class, and sexuality reproduce and resist power hierarchies. After graduation, our students cultivate practical skills applicable to a growing number of careers in the criminal justice field. This thematic group examines the interface between law, social structures and social movements. Classes in this group address social inequality, usually in the American context, based on ethnic-racial, gender, and sexual differences. At critical moments, the struggle for equality has clearly taken legal form, whether in the form of campaigns for legislative changes or recognitions or through litigation in individual cases. Legal categories have shaped social identities. Similarly, the evolution of social identities has pushed back legal categories. The courses integrate a broad social dynamic with the rise of organized social movements that use law as an arena to re-evaluate social life and values. The Law, Criminal Justice and Society (LCJS) major is an interdisciplinary program of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts.
LCJS examines the functioning of the criminal justice system in the broader context of society and the legal system. A core curriculum develops an understanding and critical analysis of the legal system, criminological theory, criminal law, criminal justice institutions and social inequalities. In completing the major, students have the opportunity to complete six professional skills credits as well as a final course on criminal justice ethics.