World of Laws and Justice

This World is designed for incoming freshmen who are interested in pursuing a career in law or justice-related field. The World of Laws and Justice is open to all majors and may be of particular interest to intended Criminal Justice or Political Science majors. 

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As a member of the World of Laws and Justice, you will live with other incoming freshmen interested in a pre-law experience. You can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!


The World of Laws and Justice will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend justice themed events together.

Fall 2017 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Laws and Justice
Criminal Justice 201: Introduction to Criminal Justice Process
Criminal Justice 203: Criminology

Spring 2018 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry 110
Criminal Justice 202: Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Career panels with representatives from different fields in Laws and Justice
  • Panels with UAlbany alumni attending law school
  • Mock trials, trivia, and game nights
  • Social gatherings with your L-LC friends
  • Community service
  • Guest speakers


As a member of an L-LC you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you are an active member of the L-LC your freshman year, you could be selected as a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Laws and Justice Lead Faculty: Professor JoAnne Malatesta
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Mondays 12:35pm - 1:35pm

Academic Advisor: TBD

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Laws and Justice is open to all majors and may be of particular interest to intended Criminal Justice majors.