The World of Laws and Justice

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 Politcal Science majors. 

Laws and justice students posing for picture. 

Living

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!

Learning

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 2014 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Laws and Justice
Political Science 101: American Politics

Spring 2015 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.

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

Community

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 a peer 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 upperclass/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: Wednesday 1:40-2:35pm

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 to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.
World of Laws and Justice World Represetatives(s): Kylie Scheibling & Philip Waknin. Your name could be here by October of next year!

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