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Law and justice

Explore the legal system, social justice, and public safety

Whether you’re interested in criminology, social justice, or studying law, IU offers programs to help you explore the legal and criminal justice system, forms of social control, and issues of race, class, and gender.

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122 majors and degrees to choose from

Explore the range of majors and degrees available for IU students interested in law and justice programs.

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  • Criminal Justice

    Study this if you want to become a lawyer, judge, criminal investigator, special agent, judicial law clerk, or teacher.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    East
    Kokomo
    Northwest
    South Bend
    Southeast
  • Law and Public Policy

    Study this if you want to be a lawyer, judge, arbitrator, mediator, judicial law clerk, or archivist.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
  • Political Science

    Study this if you want to be a political scientist, social science research assistant, anthropologist, geographer, or teacher.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    East
    Kokomo
    Northwest
    South Bend
    Southeast
  • Social Justice Organizing

    Study this if you want to become a labor organizer, community organizer, union representative, or nonprofit leader.

    Where you can study

    IUPUI
  • Legal Informatics

    Study this if you want to be a paralegal, legal researcher, or legal assistant.

    Where you can study

    IUPUI

Experiential learning opportunities

Get hands-on, real-world experience as you explore your chosen course of study at IU. The opportunities listed below are a sample of what IU students are able to do—check your campus’s school, division, or department for more info.

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Criminal justice internships

Apply what you learn in the classroom in a real-world setting, such as a court administrator’s office, prosecutor or public defender’s office, youth services, or a jail transition program. You can explore internship opportunities as early as your first year at IU.
Find out more about criminal justice internships
Students showing their certificates for completing the Access to Justice Program at the Maurer School of Law.

Access to Justice Program

Develop the skills you’ll need in your law career by working on projects and providing administrative support for pro bono organizations.
Learn more about the Access to Justice Program