March 11, 2019

Dayton Law launches new Certificate in Social Justice Law for LLM & MSL programs

The University of Dayton School of Law is launching a new certificate in Social Justice Law for its Master of Laws and Master in the Study of Law programs in American and transnational Law for autumn/fall 2019.

The Social Justice Law certificate is designed to prepare students for roles as advocates for social justice in non-profit, government and private settings, and it will include classes on international human rights, civil rights enforcement, immigration, constitutional law, and critical race and feminist legal theory.

Director of the University of Dayton School of Law's LLM and MSL programs, Tan Boston, explains, "This certificate aligns perfectly with the University of Dayton's strategic vision to serve the common good. The goal is to produce graduates who can both envision and create legal structures that advance fairness, dignity and basic human rights for all. We hope to attract attorneys and other professionals who are passionate about using the law to produce positive social change."

Executive Director of the University of Dayton Human Rights Center, Shelley Inglis, continues, “This is an exciting opportunity to shape and cultivate social justice leaders for the future. The Human Rights Center's location within the law school creates unparalleled opportunities for students to participate in cutting-edge fieldwork and scholarship. I welcome students in this new certificate program to engage with the Human Rights Center, where they can apply their emerging knowledge and skills." 

The LLM and MSL programs at Dayton law are open to domestic and international graduates, lawyers and non-lawyers, who would like to learn how to use the law as an instrument for positive social change. The School of Law is currently accepting applications for its LLM and MSL programs for students wishing to start in the autumn/fall semester and in the winter semester.

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