Criminal Justice

Explore the world of criminal justice by discovering the inner workings of the system. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively advocate for change.

Program Highlights

Explore topics such as criminal Law, criminal investigation, US courts, and legal concepts.
Learn to read, comprehend, and write Law clearly and concisely.
Develop the skills to debate both sides of a case while assessing the risk factors involved.
Engage in in-depth discussions of constitutional issues with the guidance of experienced professionals in the field.
Gain practical insights by attending real-life criminal court proceedings and witnessing legal processes.
Develop critical thinking, logical reasoning, and problem-solving skills crucial in criminal justice.
Analyze and review case studies based on current events to understand their relevance and impact on the justice system.

Residential Tuition:

Commuter Tuition:


July 21, 2024 August 2, 2024


University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Course Overview

How can you be the force for change in a dynamic world where the justice system constantly evolves? You can do so by exploring the world of Criminal Justice! Through immersive, hands-on learning experiences, you’ll not only comprehend the intricate workings of the criminal justice system but also discover its profound impact on society. This program offers an exciting opportunity for students to dive headfirst into the thrilling world of Law and advocacy, with a focus on constitutional issues, risk management, and the riveting complexities of both defense and prosecution within the realm of legal challenges. Get ready to make a real difference in the world of justice!

Meet your instructor

Dr. Laur Rubino

Criminal Justice

Dr. Laur Rubino received their Ph.D. at the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati and received their M.S. and B.S. in criminal justice and B.A. in psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Their research focuses on inequities in the criminal/ juvenile legal system, voting rights of individuals in the legal system, program evaluation, wrongful convictions, the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression in the legal system, and LGBTQ+ individuals in the system.

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Topics you'll explore

Hands on Learning

Embark on eye-opening excursions, potentially including visits to the local courthouse and police precincts, where you'll gain exclusive insights into the workings of the legal world.


Career Exploration

Meet with law enforcement professionals, including lawyers, activists, and federal agents.

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