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DARS Report
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Essay on Your Proposed Course of Study:

The Law, Justice & Culture Certificate Program provides students with undergraduate training in law and society studies. Through the program, students learn to think critically about law in relation to society, culture, politics and power, in US and international contexts. This essay is an important part of the application process. The application essay provides you an opportunity to show the selection committee how your mind works in relation to law.

Please write an essay in response to ONE of the prompts below. Your essay should be a minimum of 300 words in length.

  • 1. Read W.H. Auden's poem Law, Like Love. Following Auden, how might we imagine law to be like love, and what are the implications of this relationship?
  • 2. You have been appointed as chair of a special commission tasked with addressing any major issue dealing with law, justice, and culture in the United States. You must invite two of the following experts to join your commission: an author, an engineer, an economist, a lawyer, a psychiatrist, a social worker, a historian, a journalist, and a social scientist.
    (a)What issue would you choose, and why?
    (b) Which two types of experts would you choose, and why?


  • 3. Identify a fictional book, movie, documentary, or television show that relates to law, justice, and culture. In your essay, interpret this item of popular media, with special attention to what it reveals about the relationships among law, justice, and culture.


  • 4. Present an image that relates to law, justice, and culture. Please paste or insert the image into your essay. The image could be a photograph that you have taken, or from another source; an artistic representation; or another image, object, or structure that evokes law. In your essay, interpret this image, with special attention to what it reveals about the relationships among law, justice, and culture.
  • Please upload your essay as a Word Document or PDF File
    Supplemental Essay

    If you do not meet the 3.4 overall GPA requirement, please explain your qualifications for and interest in the Law, Justice & Culture certificate program.
    Please upload your supplemental essay as a Word Document or PDF file
     
     

    Application to the Law, Justice & Culture Certificate Program

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