Justice Studies Club
Open to all Justice Studies majors. Club members have numerous opportunities to network with criminal justice professionals throughout the year. This group organizes the annual internship and career fair, one of the Criminal Justice Departments signature events. Monthly meetings include presentations from guest speakers, as well as opportunities to interact with and get to know fellow Justice Studies students outside of the classroom.
President – Stephen Gowen
Vice President – Ashley Jimenez
Secretary – Benjamin Adler
Treasurer – Keyana Francis
Membership Coordinator – Janice Simon
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Grubb
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Mock Mediation Club
The Mock Mediation Club won 8 awards at the regional competition at Brenau University on October 11, 2014
Mock Mediation Club
Mediation is a fast growing form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), used in all forms of dispute resolution including criminal, corporate, and other civil disputes. Victim-offender conferencing and mediation programs designed to reduce school violence have been evaluated and shown to produce a number of positive outcomes for victims, offenders, and community members. Through the Mock Mediation model, students are exposed to a mediation setting in which they simulate the process of mediation to find the best possible solutions to various conflicts.
The Mock Mediation Club of Georgia Southern University was established in the fall semester of 2013, with the purpose of enabling students at Georgia Southern University to be exposed to Mediation and the skills associated with the process. Mediation and conflict resolution is a useful skill to students pursuing any avenue of study and the opportunity to engage in the concepts of mediation is provided by the club. To date, the club has received over 30 regional, national, and international awards, including Small Student Organization of the Year.
The practice of mediation prepares students for a variety of professions including criminal justice, business, law, communications, psychology, and much more. By preparing for competitions and on campus events, our members are apt in the skills of communication, critical thinking, negotiation, and collaboration. Mock Mediation Club gives members the ability to utilize skills that have become pertinent in today’s job market.
President: Jessica Shanken (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Laura E. Agnich
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Club Profile in the George-Anne (October 14, 2014)
Understanding Conflict (September 30, 2014)
The club was recognized by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States on May 6, 2014 for training a Sri Lankan mediation team that placed 7th in the world at an international tournament