Kenyon Justice Project
Kenyon College's Law and Society Program sponsors and hosts a unique faculty development opportunity for the College's faculty who are seeking exposure to socio-legal literature's and who have interest in or are considering examining approaches to teaching about law and legal phenomena in their courses. A primary goal of the seminar is to encourage structured reading and discussion among Kenyon's faculty on law-related topics and to encourage the sharing of successful teaching strategies and approaches for the teaching of law in an undergraduate liberal arts context.
The Kenyon Justice Project was created to complement the John Adams Summer Scholars Program in Socio-legal Studies by allowing Kenyon faulty to sharpen their own understandings of the meanings and operation of law in society. Through this development opportunity, faculty are given exposure to issues and methodological approaches to socio-legal scholarship. By providing this forum, the Kenyon Justice Project increases the pool of available faculty to mentor Summer Legal Scholars pursuing research projects. In addition, participation in the Kenyon Justice Project may lead to an increased number of law-related course offerings at the College that will support the curricular needs of the Law and Society Program and prepare future summer scholars for doing socio-legal research and scholarship.
Faculty participating in the Kenyon Justice Project attend a week long seminar ordinarily held during one of the first two weeks after Commencement. Generally, the format of the seminar will involve discussions around selected readings, films, and presentations. The faculty development seminar's theme or topic will change each summer, and a guest presenter or discussion leader from outside the College will be invited to participate by sharing her or his scholarship in the area. At least one of the sessions is devoted to issues of pedagogy or strategies for teaching issues related to the theme of the seminar.