Social Science

Social Science Student Organizations



Criminal Justice Association (CJA)

The Criminal Justice Association (CJA) is a student-run club which allows anyone interested in crime and justice to get together for fun and educational events. 
The CJA gives students the chance to earn leadership experience by holding an office and working to plan events for campus and the larger community. 

Recent Events Sponsored by CJA:

March 4, 2019
Dane County Sheriff, Dave Mahoney Speech 
Dane County’s Approach to Crime and Problems with Jail Administration
Pre-Law Society and Criminal Justice Association co-sponsored event

March 29, 2016
DEA Agent’s Speech

February 29, 2016
K9 Officer Demonstration, Sergeant Plisch and his canine Odin
University of Wisconsin Police, Madison, WI

October 28, 2015 
A Former Death Row Inmate’s Exoneration Tale
Exonerated inmate Ray Krone

April 29, 2015
Policing in Madison Today
Mike Koval, Chief of Police of Madison, WI

September 30, 2014
Two Special Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice (who prefer to remain anonymous)
Division of Criminal Investigation

April 24, 2014
A visit and series of speeches by Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, Overture Center, Madison, WI
Co-organized and funded with the Criminal Justice Association, the Crossing Educational Boundaries Fund, the School of Integrative Studies, and Madison Opera

November 6 2013
DNA Saved my Life
Former death row inmate Ray Krone

November 12, 2012
Rape in War-Torn Africa
Dr. Sitawa Kimuna from East Carolina University


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For more information contact:
Carolyn Field, Ph.D., Criminal Justice Program Director



Pre-Law Society

The Pre-Law Society (PLS) is an organization dedicated to broadening members’ knowledge of, and exposure to issues within the legal profession, while reaching the Edgewood College and Madison community. 

Members are provided with opportunities to develop, improve, and enhance essential skills by providing relevant resources in various aspects of the legal profession. Officers in the PLS gain valuable leadership experience by organizing club activities such as inviting guest lecturers, hosting social events, engaging in volunteer activities, and participating 
in field trips.  

For more information contact:
Steven Davis



College Democrats

To raise the political dialogue and activity on campus. 

For more information contact:
Steven Davis