The Law and Justice Program hosts numerous events during the academic year on topics related to law and justice.
LAW AND JUSTICE DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION LECTURE
Every year the Law and Justice Program Committee honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to law and justice. The winner of the Distinguished Achievement Award gives a lecture at a luncheon attended by faculty, administrators, students and the Lawrence community. Past winners have been:
- 2009: Chief Justice (retired) Deborah T. Poritz
- 2008: Patricia Hart, "Coordinated Community Response ... the Path to Justice for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors"
- 2007: James C. McCloskey: "Convicting the Innocent in America"
- 2006: Judge John J. Gibbons: "Detainees and the Geneva Convention"
- 2005: Dena Mottola: "Building the Capacity for Change: Citizen and Organizational Power"
- 2004: David Feige: “Eyewitness Identification: Science in the Courtroom”
- 2003: Patrick Budd: “Accessing Justice: Separate and Unequal in America?”
- 2002: Lorry Post: “New Jerseyans for a Death Penalty Moratorium”
- 2001: Amnesty International USA
- 2000: Joan Pennington
- 2000: Steven Hallett, Esquire
- 1999: Steven Donziger: "The Real War On Crime: The Report of the National Criminal Justice Commission"
- 1998: The Honorable Maryann Bielamowicz : "Issue in Criminal Justice: Juvenile Crime, Megan’s Law, and the Death Penalty"
- 1997: The Honorable Linda R. Feinberg, "Complementary Forms of Dispute Resolution"
Law and Justice Merit Award
Presented to a Law and Justice graduating senior in recognition of academic distinction and contributions to law and justice
- 2009: Marcia Leach
- 2008: Christopher Glotfelter
- 2007: James Rabasca
- 2006: Heather Horowitz
- 2005: Stephanie Schlegal
- 2004: Andrew Klimowicz
- 2003: Kim Kempton
- 2002: Katherine Raynor & Diane Titus
- 2001: Donald Stanzione
- 2000: Edward Fronczkiewicz
- 1999: Danielle Ely
- 1998: Mira Orgizovic
- 1997: Evan Kozlow
Law and Justice Award Dinner
The Law and Justice Program hosts an annual dinner to congratulate graduating seniors and to honor students who have achieved academic distinction. The Law and Justice Student Merit Award recipient is announced. This award recipient is selected based on GPA, law and justice related activities, and faculty recommendations. Law and Justice Certificates of Merit and Program Certificates of Completion also are distributed at the dinner. The dinner is a gala event, attended by faculty, students and their guests and administrators.
Law School Representatives
Representatives from various law schools have come to Rider University to discuss the process of applying to law schools generally and to their schools in particular. The Law and Justice Program, along with the Law Society, arranges and announces these visits.
The Law Society is a student-run organization; Law and Justice faculty provide advice and assistance. The society sponsors lectures on law and the legal profession, arranges field trips to courts, government agencies, and law schools and has participated in state-wide mock trial competitions.