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CLS Opportunities

Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program creates a dynamic partnership between institutions of higher learning and correctional systems in order to deepen the conversation about and transform our approaches to understanding crime, justice, freedom, inequality, and other issues of social concern.

Inside-Out brings college students together with incarcerated men and women to study as peers in a seminar behind prison walls. The core of the Inside-Out Program is a semester-long (or quarter-long) academic course, meeting once a week, through which 12 to 18 “outside” (i.e.: undergraduate) students and the same number of “inside” (i.e.: incarcerated) students attend class together inside prison. All participants read a variety of texts and write several papers; during class sessions, students discuss issues in small and large groups. In the final month of the class, students work together on a class project.

Prior to applying to the program, meet with your GSS Adviser to discuss Inside-Out courses that may be approved toward your GSS-CLS Specialization requirements.

Law and Social Justice – Professional Organizations and Student Clubs

Club activities are an essential part of a college experience.  Involvement in clubs can provide a variety of skills and opportunities, regardless of prior knowledge; for instance, connecting and networking with like-minded individuals, planning and coordinating events, creating and/or implementing leadership skills and more!  See the link below for a list of clubs, descriptions, and contact information.  Clubs that are open to all students, includes GSS majors.

Professional Organizations and Clubs

CLS Concentration Sheet Check Off List & Sub-track Curricula Sheet

Crime, Law, and Society Requirements
Crime, Law, and Society (Career Path) Recommendations



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