Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Consortium for Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs

[We’re abetting a campaign by the Consortium for Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs (CULJP) to publicize its work.]

The Consortium, formed in 2003, is an organization for colleges and universities that have interdisciplinary programs geared toward undergraduate education about law and justice in the United States and internationally. The CULJP supports and promotes Legal Studies programs, Law and Society programs, Criminal Justice and Criminology programs, programs in Law and Justice Studies, and other relevant programs. We are a clearinghouse for information about teaching in and administering these programs. More information about the Consortium is available here; information about institutional membership can be found here.

The Consortium website maintains a list of undergraduate socio-legal programs (all such programs, not just member programs); if you are at such a program, or know of a program that should be included, please email [culjp.admnstrtr@gmail.com]. We also have lots of other great teaching and advising resources here, including syllabi, primary source links, undergraduate fellowships, etc.

[We also want] to spread the word about the following Consortium awards: the Teaching Innovation Award and the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies. The deadline for both is March 28, 2016.  Details [after the jump]; application information is available here.
Recognition for Excellence and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Teaching

The Consortium of Undergraduate Law & Justice Programs invites submissions for the 2016 Teaching Innovation Award in interdisciplinary legal studies. Many types of pedagogical innovations could be recognized by this award, including classroom exercises, original videos, paper assignments, creative approaches to topics or readings, case studies, etc. Any faculty or graduate student instructor of a member CULJP institution may nominate themselves or another instructor by submitting a letter of support explaining the teaching innovation, a description of the course(s) for which the innovation is used, and the contribution it makes to interdisciplinary legal studies. The nominator should also include the original teaching materials when possible, and any evidence of impact (assessment).

The winner will receive a cash award of $250. An honorable mention may also be awarded.

2016 Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies
deadline - March 28, 2016


Recognition for Research and Writing Accomplishments of Undergraduate Students

The Consortium of Undergraduate Law & Justice Programs invites submissions for the 2016 undergraduate student paper award in interdisciplinary legal studies. Papers should have been completed while the nominee was an undergraduate student at a CULJP member institution, within the last 12 months (between 29 March 2015 and 28 March 2016). Papers may be based on primary research, secondary research, archival/historical research, or theoretical approaches and may use any appropriate social research methods (qualitative, quantitative, historical, etc.). Original scholarly literature reviews are also eligible. Short assignment papers (such as reaction papers, article summaries, thought papers, short essays) are not eligible for consideration for the award.

Nominations of undergraduate papers can be made only by faculty or graduate student mentors/instructors at CULJP member institutions; no self-nominations from undergraduate students are accepted.

The student winner will receive a cash award of $100. The nominating mentor will also receive a $100 cash award for his/her mentoring; the CULJP expects that the mentor will continue to advise the winning student through the publication process. An honorable mention may also be awarded.

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