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Washington Semester Program - Justice & Law

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WSP Justice and Law students meet with Congressman John Lewis.

Washington, D.C., provides the perfect venue for an intensive study of justice. D.C. is the forum for the most ardent political and social debates surrounding justice and home to the experts and institutions that lead the system. Through the Washington Semester Program, you get a rare look inside these organizations and meet personally with leaders and advocates to discuss the most current and compelling topics. The semester adds up to an exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity to gain a thorough and meaningful understanding of the American justice system and its impact on the everyday lives of citizens.

Take a close look at how the legal system really works and at the people who define justice. Understand the myriad institutions and organizations which contribute to making, executing and interpreting the laws, rules and regulations by which we govern ourselves. Leap into the political storm that surrounds issues of justice and meet the experts that deal with the process on a daily basis.

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"The Justice & Law Program allowed me to study one of my passions with peers from across the globe. It gave me exceptional access to key places and renowned experts in the fields of law enforcement, the judiciary, and the correctional system."
Alexander - San Francisco, CA

Past Speakers Include... 

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice
  • John Ashcroft, former Attorney General
  • Philip Morse, Capitol Police Chief
  • Terrance Gainer, Sargent at Arms, U.S. Senate

Past Internship Sites

  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • D.C. Public Defender Service
  • D.C. Metropolitan Police Department
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • American Bar Association