Welcome to the Department of Law and Justice

You will learn to become an active researcher, collaborate with faculty, and gain a solid foundation in the history, philosophy, and current trends of the legal and criminal justice systems.

About the Law & Justice Department

The Department of Law and Justice is about having choices. Through our department, you can pursue not only positions in law enforcement but in the legal profession, social work, homeland security, business, education, counseling, and in other public safety fields.

Faculty and Staff

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Student Resources

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Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair within the Law and Justice program at Central Washington University

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Departmental Objective

Departmental Objective at Central Washington University

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Contact Information

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Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight at Central Washington University

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Why Study Law and Justice at CWU?

By pursuing a Law and Justice degree, you are preparing yourself for a career in a dynamic and high-demand field, with potential for job opportunities ranging from non-profit agencies to court administration roles.

Degree Options

Our program strives to provide you with a comprehensive educational and professional experience, incorporating opportunities such as field trips, educational panels, conferences, undergraduate legal and justice-focused internships, and access to the Law and Justice Club.


  • Law and Justice, BA


  • Law and Justice, MS

Minors and Certificate

  • Law and Justice Minor


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact the Academic Advising Center.

Are you a graduate student? Contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for admissions information.


The Mock Trial

Joining CWU’s Mock Trial Club will give you the chance to travel and compete in local or national Mock Trials, meet people with similar interests and establish connections. This club is a great way to gain experience in the legal field and has opportunities for all types of individuals with different strengths and ideas.

Questions? Contact Us

Department of Law & Justice

Farrell Hall 309
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7580

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