About the courses
Ohio University's Center for Law, Justice & Culture (CLJC) is an interdisciplinary center focusing on academic studies of law & society. The center hosts the master’s program, which offers comprehensive training in critical thinking about law and its place in society, in relation to culture and politics and power.
The curriculum includes courses about law (domestic law as well as international law) and its possibilities and limitations in the 21st century. The curriculum also includes training in legal research and writing. We offer a global and comparative scope, with exposure to critical legal studies in the United States as well as other western and non-western legal traditions.
Through the program, students focus on topics in law and society, including civil rights, human rights, reproductive rights, environmental justice, critical race theory, mass incarceration, prisoner re-entry, wrongful conviction, juvenile advocacy, sexual assault prevention and awareness, international justice, and international law, among other topics.
We also plan to run the spring break study abroad program
on post-conflict human rights issues in Northern Ireland in Spring 2023. This one-week course counts as a full elective.