The Center for Law, Society, and Justice (CLSJ) houses two interdisciplinary undergraduate programs related to law, legal institutions, and criminal justice: the Legal Studies major and the Criminal Justice Certificate.
The Legal Studies major provides a liberal arts education across traditional disciplines, focusing on law, legal processes, legal institutions, and how they operate in society. In addition to courses in Legal Studies, students can take courses from a wide range of other units, including Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, Law, and History (among others).
The Criminal Justice certificate is an undergraduate certificate (minor). The Certificate consists of courses from several disciplines and an intensive field experience/internship that gives students the opportunity to learn about the dynamics of criminal and juvenile justice systems. Students engage in internships in a variety of areas including mental health, alcohol and drug programs, juvenile and court supervision, prevention programs, policing, community corrections, programs working with people who have been victimized, and court programs such as the public defender’s office.
The Legal Studies Program is an undergraduate major that provides a liberal arts education across traditional disciplines, focusing on law, legal processes, legal institutions, and how they operate in society.
The Criminal Justice Certificate Program is an undergraduate certificate program available to students from a variety of majors who wish to enhance their academic training related to the criminal justice system.