The Center for Law, Justice & Culture (CLJC) offers Ohio University students opportunities to explore law in relation to society, culture, politics, and power.
Academic rigor, meaningful faculty mentoring, and a strong undergraduate foundation prepare CLJC students for law school, graduate school, and professional careers. Your gift to the Center for Law Justice & Culture will help students achieve academic and professional excellence by supporting scholarships, internship stipends, study abroad, and mock trial competitions.
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“I always had an interest in the law, but the CLJC certificate gave me an interdisciplinary perspective that showed me how law interacts with our everyday lives in ways I hadn’t thought about. The certificate introduced me to the different lenses for viewing law, society, and different actors in the legal system, and that really inspired many of my academic pursuits. The Center also was a major player in my biggest focus: going to law school. For me, one of the greatest benefits of the Center is its pre-law advisor.”
-Olayemi Olurin, ‘15
Political Science major
Olayemi was accepted into eleven law schools, including some of the country’s highest ranked programs. She is pursuing her J.D. at St. John’s University School of Law in New York City on a full scholarship, and she hopes to practice family law upon her admission to the bar.
“The friendships, connections and networking opportunities that I made through my participation in the Center for Law, Justice & Culture are a valuable part of my education and for my future as a law student. The CLJC student group really encourages students to learn from one another. My field of gender studies is complemented by those who study similar issues through the fields of sociology, anthropology, political science, history, and African American studies.”
-Kyle Serrott, ‘15
Specialized Studies major
Kyle also took advantage of the Center’s pre-law advisor and programming. In the fall, Kyle begins the J.D. program at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio and intends on volunteering for political causes and campaigns.
Photo: Kyle Serrott and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)
“The course material is fascinating and the people with whom you meet are interesting and very capable of presenting their perspective in compelling ways. This trip is jam-packed full of programming, but you also have time to explore, meet people, and experience the cultures of Belfast and Derry.”
-Luke Kubacki, ‘16
Political Science and African Studies major
Luke participated in the Center’s third annual spring break study abroad program on Human Rights, Law, and Justice in Northern Ireland in 2015. Led by the Center Director, the nine-day course examines the challenges of dealing with the past, contested memories, and the legacy of human rights abuses in this divided post-conflict society. Students meet with human rights advocacy organizations, former political prisoners, victim advocacy associations, and curators of memorial museums.
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