The Department of Criminal Justice’s Trailblazers program assists first generation college students as they learn to navigate college life successfully. The focus is on providing peer mentorship, career guidance, internship placement, and access to academic tools and resources.
The UNLV Criminal Justice Club is a student organization for those who have a general interest in criminal justice, and who may want future employment in the field. This organization gives students the opportunity to meet current criminal justice professionals, faculty members, and other students who share common interests and goals.
Student organizations within the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism Studies focus on digital storytelling, public relations, content creation, podcasting, reporting, writing, radio management, and television production.
The UNLV Debate Team, housed in the Department of Communication Studies, sponsors and hosts an annual middle and high school summer debate camp, teaching local students the art and science of competitive debate. The team also founded the “Las Vegas Debate League” (LVDL), partnering with the Clark County School District. The UNLV Debate Team is dedicated to increasing opportunities for local students to participate in competitive policy debate.
Mentored by practicing legal professionals, undergraduate students in the Criminal Justice Mock Trial team are learning what it takes to become a trial lawyer. Students get academic credit for participating on the team and, during the semester, experienced attorneys and judges work with students to help them develop powerful trial presentation skills. In addition, the criminal justice department offers courses to build an understanding of trial advocacy.