What is “justice” in the United States? It’s an abstract subject, yet it has the power to fuel constant and heated debate. Why do people perceive justice differently? What is the best way to form your own ideas on justice and its implications in the United States? The Washington Semester in Justice & Law is your chance to explore the answers to these questions as you spend 16 weeks in the nation’s capital. You get a close – up look at how the legal system really works and at the people who define justice. The semester sweeps you into the political storm that surrounds issues of justice and introduces you to the experts and to the organizations that deal with the process on a daily basis.Washington, D.C., provides the perfect venue for your intensive study of justice.
It’s 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.