About the Department of Justice Studies
“Transforming Justice and Empowering Communities since 1930″
Welcome to the Department of Justice Studies at San José State University! We are located in MacQuarrie Hall 524 and are one of four schools and seven departments in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts. Stop by and say hello!
Our department includes degree programs in Justice Studies, Forensic Science, Human Rights, and Legal Studies, and is part of a College that encompasses a diverse array of departments. Our department has been able to work collaboratively with the School of Social Work, Department of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Department of Kinesiology and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications on research, programmatic and teaching endeavors that promote justice in our communities.
Learn more about our Department here.
NEW: Fall 2013 Ann Lucas Lecture in Law & Justice: Black Against Empire. The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
November 6, 2013 (3pm-5pm), Sweeney Hall, Room 100
Applications to our Graduate Program are open! Click here to apply.
Our faculty are active in scholarly/activist research and publishing. Check out their work.
Check out our numerous events for students, faculty, and the community.
Looking for your advisor? Need advising during the winter? See our advising area for Justice Studies, Forensic Science, Human Rights, Pre-Law, Legal Studies and our Graduate Program.
Interested in a Justice Studies or Forensics Major?
Interested in declaring JS or FS as a major? We will be accepting application November 1-15. Have questions about impaction? Check out our information regarding the department, curriculum, requirements for frosh and transfers, and potential careers.
Faculty Position Announcement: Human Rights & Legal Studies
Internship Enrollment Process (JS 181)
Students who need to enroll in JS 181 should submit the completed Internship forms to the Justice Studies Office. The internship paperwork will be reviewed by a faculty advisor, who will then issue a permission code to the student via email. For the formal processes regarding the registration process for students, please review our Forms page.
Repeating a Course and you need a permission code?
Students who need to repeat a course should submit their request online.
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Looking for more information about our Record Clearance Project? Check out our award winning, innovative and community engaged project.
Did you graduate from Justice Studies? Visit our NEW ALUMNI page!