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Justice and Civil Society Course Information

The Jepson School’s Justice and Civil Society course explores the meaning and practice of justice in contemporary society and gives students an opportunity to apply what they have learned. Students read about and debate theories of justice, study poverty and other socio-economic problems, and then serve populations in need by volunteering in nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Richmond.  *Some sections of Justice may be required to complete a City of Richmond police ride-along or a court observation.

For the community component of this class, you will:

  1. Register to serve with an approved Justice community partner and, if needed, request university transportation using the transportation link in SpidersEngage. Below are links to take you directly to your course section.  *Attend an orientation(s). **Undergo a background check-for specific community partners only.
  2. Complete a service log, specifying the total number of service hours you completed at your designated community partner site.  You hours must be verified/signed by a community partner administrator. 
  3. Submit a background check form for City of Richmond Police Department and choose a date for your police ride-along. *Only Dr. Julian Hayter's class is required to do a police ride-along.
  4. If you cannot, or do not want to do the police ride-along, you may be able to do a court observation or a UR Police campus ride-along. Please contact Linda Trent at ltrent@richmond.edu for additional information.
  5. Toward the end of the semester you are required to complete an on-line evaluation of your service site.  A link will be sent to you toward the end of the semester.

Dr. Julian Hayter_LDST 210

Section 1 https://givepul.se/wovxre

Excluding the police ride-along, a total of 24 community service hours are required for this class.

  • 22 hours of service are to be completed at an approved community partner site.
  • 2 additional hours, attending either an approved university or community event relevant to class.

Approved partners for section 1:

  • Peter Paul Development Centers
  • Richmond Public Schools Future Centers
  • Higher Achievement
  • YouthLife

Dr. Thad Williamson_ LDST 210

Section 2 https://givepul.se/0qzcfh   

Section 3 https://givepul.se/u7uu16

A total of 30 community service hours are required for this class.

  • 20 hours of service are to be completed at an approved community partner site.
  • 10 additional hours, attending either approved university or community event relevant to class, or you may serve an additional 10 hours at your already designated community partner.

Approved partners for sections 2 & 3:

  • Peter Paul Development Centers
  • Richmond Public Schools Future Centers
  • Higher Achievement
  • YouthLife

Faculty members approach the class in different ways. Course syllabi are posted each semester. Dr. Julian Hayter and Dr. Thad Williamson are teaching the course during Fall 2019.

 

Contact Us

Dr. Kerstin Soderlund
Assoc. Dean for Student & External Affairs
Room 123, Jepson Hall 
Office: (804) 287-6082
Fax: (804) 287-6062
E-mail: ksoderlu@richmond.edu