Center for Criminal Justice, Law & Ethics

Franciscan University of Steubenville

To shine a beacon of Christ’s light in the darkest corner of the world by magnifying the critical role of the natural law in our justice and legal operations. 
 
All Continuing Legal Education courses sponsored by the Center for Criminal Justice, Law & Ethics teach justice professionals to apply the wisdom of natural law reasoning and the Catholic moral tradition in their practice. Presenters are high-profile practitioners concerned about the legal system’s current moral state and convinced of the critical role of the natural law in legal operations. Topics cover a comprehensive range of questions and highlight the correlation of the natural law to day-to-day operations. All courses include General hours, some also provide hard to find Ethics/Professional Conduct Hours. Courses are approved for continuing legal education by state authorizing bodies and are not courses for academic credit. Programs explore topics such as: 
  • Leading by Virtue, Lawyers and Judges in the Courtroom of Cicero 
  • The Legal Theory of Aquinas 
  • The Thomist Concept of an Unjust Law 
  • Law as a Spiritual Vocation 
  • The interplay of law, ethics and religion 
Also offered are topics central to high-profile areas of the legal field such as: 
  • Creating Use of Force Policies 
  • Counter-terrorism 
  • Human Trafficking 
  • Legal and Ethical Aspect of Healthcare 
  • War Crimes 

CLE credits to fit the lifestyle of today’s busy attorney.  

 

Log in information for your account will be sent once payment is received for your course. Materials can be downloaded or printed once you access registered course (and are available for #length of time? After course completion). Participants will also be emailed a certificate to confirm credit awarded.  

CLE classes for attorneys who prefer the interaction of an in-person setting. 

 

In person CLE courses are held on the beautiful campus of Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. Registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch (no lunch included in half day courses). All courses are approved for continuing legal education by state authorizing bodies and are not courses for academic credit. Email: [email protected] with any questions.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies

$159.00

March 22, 2024:  9:00 am – 3:30 pm

As an attorney, understanding the basics of AI/ML is paramount in our technology-based society to meet these new challenges head on. This seminar will demystify AI/ML and provide the participant with a basic understanding of what methods exist, how they are built, and limitations and concerns of use.

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.

Legal Issues in Sex Assault Investigations

$129.00

February 28, 2024:  5 pm – 9:15 pm

For attorneys and counsel working in the criminal division, a full understanding of the mechanics of sexual offense investigations is baseline knowledge. This 4 hour seminar will cover various aspects of the investigation.

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.

Less Lethal Options in Use of Force

$159.00

May 24, 2024:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This CLE focuses on the tactics, techniques, legal analysis, and challenges in use of force encounters, centers around the legal challenges, requirements and appropriate policy and program development

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.

Proving Child Physical and Sexual Abuse

$159.00

April 19, 2024:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This course will discuss the Multi-Disciplinary Team model as the best way to develop the evidence needed to bring these cases to court and secure a conviction.

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.

The Criminal Justice Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville

2024 Career Day Booth Reservation

$100.00

Franciscan University invites you to participate in our 2024 Career Day for Criminal Justice on September 20th, 2024. This event is a large career fair centered on the field of Criminal Justice and will build on previous career days.

Event Day Information

Date: September 20, 2024

Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM. Please arrive 60 minutes prior for setup.

Location: Franciscan University of Steubenville (building TBD)

Tables: There is a maximum of 50 assigned tables provided on a first come-first served basis. Tables range from 8ft – 4ft. Due to space restrictions, we ask you only bring no more than 3 persons per reservation.

Questions: email [email protected]

Online CLE Courses
To shine a beacon of Christ’s light in the darkest corner of the world by magnifying the critical role of the natural law in our justice and legal operations. 
 
All Continuing Legal Education courses sponsored by the Center for Criminal Justice, Law & Ethics teach justice professionals to apply the wisdom of natural law reasoning and the Catholic moral tradition in their practice. Presenters are high-profile practitioners concerned about the legal system’s current moral state and convinced of the critical role of the natural law in legal operations. Topics cover a comprehensive range of questions and highlight the correlation of the natural law to day-to-day operations. All courses include General hours, some also provide hard to find Ethics/Professional Conduct Hours. Courses are approved for continuing legal education by state authorizing bodies and are not courses for academic credit. Programs explore topics such as: 
  • Leading by Virtue, Lawyers and Judges in the Courtroom of Cicero 
  • The Legal Theory of Aquinas 
  • The Thomist Concept of an Unjust Law 
  • Law as a Spiritual Vocation 
  • The interplay of law, ethics and religion 
Also offered are topics central to high-profile areas of the legal field such as: 
  • Creating Use of Force Policies 
  • Counter-terrorism 
  • Human Trafficking 
  • Legal and Ethical Aspect of Healthcare 
  • War Crimes 

CLE credits to fit the lifestyle of today’s busy attorney.  

 

Log in information for your account will be sent once payment is received for your course. Materials can be downloaded or printed once you access registered course (and are available for #length of time? After course completion). Participants will also be emailed a certificate to confirm credit awarded.  

On Ground Courses

CLE classes for attorneys who prefer the interaction of an in-person setting. 

 

In person CLE courses are held on the beautiful campus of Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. Registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch (no lunch included in half day courses). All courses are approved for continuing legal education by state authorizing bodies and are not courses for academic credit. Email: [email protected] with any questions.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies

$159.00

March 22, 2024:  9:00 am – 3:30 pm

As an attorney, understanding the basics of AI/ML is paramount in our technology-based society to meet these new challenges head on. This seminar will demystify AI/ML and provide the participant with a basic understanding of what methods exist, how they are built, and limitations and concerns of use.

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.

Legal Issues in Sex Assault Investigations

$129.00

February 28, 2024:  5 pm – 9:15 pm

For attorneys and counsel working in the criminal division, a full understanding of the mechanics of sexual offense investigations is baseline knowledge. This 4 hour seminar will cover various aspects of the investigation.

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.

Less Lethal Options in Use of Force

$159.00

May 24, 2024:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This CLE focuses on the tactics, techniques, legal analysis, and challenges in use of force encounters, centers around the legal challenges, requirements and appropriate policy and program development

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.

Proving Child Physical and Sexual Abuse

$159.00

April 19, 2024:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This course will discuss the Multi-Disciplinary Team model as the best way to develop the evidence needed to bring these cases to court and secure a conviction.

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.

Booth Reservations
The Criminal Justice Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville

2024 Career Day Booth Reservation

$100.00

Franciscan University invites you to participate in our 2024 Career Day for Criminal Justice on September 20th, 2024. This event is a large career fair centered on the field of Criminal Justice and will build on previous career days.

Event Day Information

Date: September 20, 2024

Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM. Please arrive 60 minutes prior for setup.

Location: Franciscan University of Steubenville (building TBD)

Tables: There is a maximum of 50 assigned tables provided on a first come-first served basis. Tables range from 8ft – 4ft. Due to space restrictions, we ask you only bring no more than 3 persons per reservation.

Questions: email [email protected]

Shining Christ’s Light in Justice and Legal Operations

For more information, email Dr. Charles Nemeth, Program Director

Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree Program

The Criminal Justice Program at Franciscan University prepares students for a variety of careers in the justice and legal professions. Students learn to view justice and law through the lens of Catholic social teaching and natural law, taking into consideration the dignity of all people.