The Law School offers several other courses that allow students to do important learning outside of the South Bend campus.
The GALILEE (LAW 75700) course gives law students an opportunity to earn one co-curricular credit while learning about public interest and public service law through three-day, student-designed urban immersion programs around the nation over winter break. More than 100 students participate each year. First-year students in particular find the program useful for meeting with practicing lawyers in the field and reflecting on the direction of their legal careers.
Law students also have an opportunity to develop a unique perspective on the criminal justice system by participating in a weekly seminar with inmates at the Westville Correctional Center through a Center for Social Concerns sponsored course entitled Rethinking Crime and Justice (CSC 33997).
Law students may also participate in two international immersion opportunities as well through university partners. The Business on the Frontlines (MGT76030) course offered through the Mendoza College of Business allows teams of students to study about and then travel to countries struggling to rebuild their economies after a war or violent conflict. The Common Good Initiative (CGI) offered through the Center for Social Concerns is a multi-disciplinary immersion course in social justice that enables graduate and professional students from across the university to integrate social justice considerations into their personal and disciplinary interests. Students travel over semester breaks to sites that have included Haiti, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, New Orleans, El Paso-Ciudad Juarez, and Detroit.
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