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Fall 2014 E-Newsletter


Test your criminal justice knowledge

Think you remember what you learned in Legal Studies/Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America? Find out by taking Assistant Professor Ralph Grunewald’s quiz.

Out of the Classroom and Into the Field

Graduates often tell us the criminal justice internship was the best part of their UW-Madison experience. They describe the internship as life-changing, amazing, and valuable in helping them find a job or discovering what they want to do after graduation.

Our 2014 participants were no different. Read about some of their experiences from internships with the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Criminal Litigation Unit, Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison Police Department, Wisconsin Innocence Project, Wisconsin Department of Corrections - Division of Community Corrections, Wisconsin State Public Defender - Jail Intake, and Lilada’s Livingroom.

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Meyn explores race, innocence in the criminal justice system

Ion Meyn is a new faculty associate in the Legal Studies Program. Before coming to Legal Studies, Meyn worked at the Wisconsin Innocence Project, which aims to exonerate innocent, wrongfully-convicted inmates.

In private practice, Meyn represented elected officials and political action committees in California. He teaches two courses: Race and the Law and Wrongful Convictions (keep reading for more information on them).

We asked Meyn about those topical courses, his work in the courtroom and the excitement of teaching undergraduate students.

Charting a new path

The College of Letters & Science has launched a new Career Initiative to better prepare students for life beyond Bascom Hill.

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Mentoring opportunities

The Center organizes two speed mentoring events per year in Madison. These are opportunities for students to speak one-on-one with professionals from criminal justice agencies, law firms, police departments, social welfare agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Interested in being a mentor and connecting with our talented students? We need your help! Click here for more information.