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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Law, Justice & Culture Certificate Program


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Certificate code CTLJCU

College of Arts and Sciences 
Center for Law, Justice & Culture
Bentley Hall 001
Phone: 740.593.0836
www.ohio.edu/lawcenter/
lawcenter@ohio.edu

Haley Duschinski, Director
duschins@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Law, Justice & Culture Certificate program brings together interdisciplinary coursework from African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology, English, History, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, and other departments across the social sciences and humanities relating to law’s formative and constitutive role in cultural, political, and social life.  It also provides opportunities for faculty mentoring through research projects, internships, study abroad, and career guidance.

This certificate program provides students with intellectual training in a “law and society” perspective in the liberal arts.  A law and society perspective refers to a particular interdisciplinary approach to the study of law in its societal context, focusing on the place of law in social, political, economic, and cultural life.  A law and society approach does not simply define law as a system of rules, doctrines, and decisions, but rather views law as a set of institutional practices that have developed in relation to other social institutions, including cultural, economic, religious, kinship, and political systems.  The law and society perspective foregrounds these modes of interdependence and seeks to describe them through empirical methodologies- through attention to law as it is actually practiced, in particular contexts, as an institutional domain of everyday life.

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture fosters and promotes this interdisciplinary perspective, with an emphasis specifically on the nexus of law, justice, and culture.  For this reason, the Certificate Program approaches law as a social, political, and cultural phenomenon that is inextricably intertwined in questions of justice, inequality, governance, democracy, violence, and liberation.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students with an overall GPA of 3.4 or above are eligible for 25 slots per year.

Change of Program Policy

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 an application essay as well as a current DARS report through the online application system on the Center website.  Those who do not meet the GPA requirement may submit an optional essay explaining their qualifications.

External Transfer Admission

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 an application essay as well as a current DARS report through the online application system on the Center website.  Those who do not meet the GPA requirement may submit an optional essay explaining their qualifications.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The Certificate in Law, Justice & Culture 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.

Requirements

Law, Justice, & Culture Required Courses


Law, Justice, & Culture Electives


Students are required to take nine credits from the following list of courses that address law’s formative and constitutive role in cultural, political, and social life. In order to ensure that students receive interdisciplinary training in law, justice, and culture, the certificate requires students to take three courses at the 3000 or 4000 level distributed across two different programs.

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