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Related Programs

Two minors and an upcoming certificate program in genetic genealogy are connected to the Law and Society major. The Crime and Justice Studies minor is jointly organized with the Sociology major, while the Human Rights and Genocide Studies minor is a self-standing minor, drawing faculty from across the College and closely collaborating with the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Crime and Justice Studies minor

Human Rights and Genocide Studies minor

The Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG) Center works to secure justice through the ethical and proficient use of investigative genetic genealogy. The IGG Center uses IGG to resolve cases involving violent crime, unidentified human remains, and wrongful convictions. Center faculty and staff train students to become proficient and ethical IGG practitioners, undertake research in the field of IGG, and find ways to expand its reach to further secure justice.

Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center

Ramapo students, as well as students from other New Jersey and national colleges and universities, can publish in The Ramapo Journal of Law and Society. The Journal is dedicated to undergraduate sociolegal scholarship, and has published both longer papers (such as capstone theses), and shorter pieces.

The Ramapo Journal of Law and Society

The Law and Society program organizes and co-sponsors speaker events for the campus community on a regular basis. Some of our most prominent speakers in the past have included Reed Brody (human rights activist also known as the “Dictator Hunter”), Mark Denbeaux (attorney and law professor with expertise on the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and its operations), Sandy Santana (Children’s Rights), Irena Grudzinska Gross (Princeton University), attorneys from the Bronx Defenders office, Her Excellency Ambassador Thilmeeza Hussain (Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations). 

The World of Law Speaker Series

Students interested in law school from across the College are encouraged to rely on the pre-law advisers on campus and the resources included on our pre-law advising site.

Pre-law Advising