The Law and Justice Scholars Program Description 2021-22

The Law and Justice Scholars program is administered under the direction of the Law and Society Curricular Committee. It serves students interested in pursuing careers in public interest law and social justice advocacy as well as students exploring law-related careers more generally.

Applications for the Law and Justice Scholars Program will be solicited in the spring semester. Up to twelve scholars participate in the program each year.

The elements of the program:

  • Law and Justice Scholars will take the one module LAWS 400: Legal Advocacy course (HC) taught by a member of the legal profession. 
  • All Law and Justice Scholars will attend the Constitution Day Lecture.  Scholars will also be invited to an event honoring the speaker and, if scheduling permits, will meet informally with the speaker. (This element depends on whether or not the college has a Constitution Day Lecture this fall.)
  • Law and Justice Scholars will be required to attend two additional campus talks during the fall semester and submit a one-page essay on each talk and its relationship to law and social justice. (If public campus talks are not held this fall, then alternative arrangements will be announced.)
  • Law and Justice Scholars will complete a law and justice related Winter Term project sponsored by a member of the Law and Society Curricular Committee. [Internships and shadowing experiences will be encouraged as projects but not required.]
  • During the spring semester, current Law and Justice Scholars will be invited to participate in a presentation to welcome incoming Law and Justice Scholars. They might also be asked to participate in events related to the recruitment process for the next class of Law and Justice Scholars.