Center for Law, Justice & Culture
Uniting faculty and students who share a common interest in law's constitutive and formative role in cultural, political, and social life.
Be a Change Maker – with an M.A. in Law, Justice, and Culture
Land your dream job, bring social impact to high techAmy Neumann recently got her dream job, where she will help fast forward environmentally friendly and socially impactful practices for businesses around the globe.
Put your degree to work for justice and civil rightsMatthew Ward was drawn to the M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture program as a way to learn more about social justice issues following the murder of George Floyd.
Help people in need address problems like 'houselessness,' evictionHelping people facing eviction during the pandemic rocked Abigail Mulligan's world as she dealt with the in-person reality of what she'd studied in class.
Prepare for the Future
Get to Graduate School Faster with the Early Assurance ProgramComplete a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in an accelerated timeframe in the Early Assurance Program with the M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture, and start taking graduate courses your senior year.
Get ready for law school with a Certificate in Law, Justice & CultureThis certificate helps students prepare to pursue professions in law, rights advocacy, justice administration, public policy, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic research and teaching,
Pursue an M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture online or on campusThis master's degree 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.
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Discover your passion for civil rightsAlways eager to discuss politics, Diamond Brooks grew up watching political commentators like Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow. She graduated having spent four years immersed in her favorite topic.
Say 'yes' to experiences that prepare you for law schoolEllen Gill-Franks' next academic stop is law school. At OHIO, she said yes to mock trial team, the Ohio Innocence Project, interning with the Ohio Supreme Court, leading Students Defending Students, and more.
Document Asian American and Pacific Islanders' history as it happensAlexis Karolin documented the founding of Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in Athens during the pandemic. Her work lives on in the OHIO library special collections.
What's Happening in the CLJC?
Students flock to social justice course to learn about social movements and activism
“The course is actually a microcosm of what’s happening in society. People want to understand what’s happening and why. And they want to figure out what their role might be,” says Dr. Holly Ningard.
Watch: Race, Violence and Justice: An Examination and Discussion of the Arbery and Rittenhouse Verdicts
Featured speakers are Vince Jungkunz, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science, and Olayemi Olurin, Esq., staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York City and Ohio University alumna.
Loren Lybarger examines how remembering Argentina state terror drives demands for justice today
In 1976, military leaders came for Argentine President Isabel Perón, ending her presidency not two years after her husband Juan Perón died in office. Argentinians would suffer more than seven years of persecution, including the murder and/or "disappearance" of approximately 30,000 people deemed “subversive” by the military dictatorship.