Criminology, Law and Society

Student Association




CLSSA will host some events during the semester and will also suggests other external events that we think you might enjoy.

We understand that between classes and work is hard to join us. However, we encourage all grad students to join events to get to know each other. Support from other grad students is very helpful. They can help you with classes, borrow books, suggest restaurants, nice places to go out, and without knowing it you might be creating important friendships and/or colleague relationships!

We strongly recommend students to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to learn more details about events.



  • Trivia Night = October 18th, 7:30pm, at Hard Times Cafe (4069 Chain Bridge Rd)
  • ASC practice presentations= Nov 8, 10am-12:30pm, JC Room 333D
  • Happy Hour at ASC Nov 15th, time/place=TBD
  • Brown Bag Lunches with new faculty
  • Rob Norris = Oct 23, JC Room 333D, 12-1pm
  • Yasemin Irvin-Erickson = Dec 3, JC Room 333D, 12-1pm
  • Board Game Night = December 6th, Crossroads Tabletop Tavern (9412 Main St, Manassas)

    OTHER EVENTS (Fall 2018)

  • CEBCP Halloween Party October 31st, at CEBCP (310 Research Hall)
  • Terror Behind the Walls Is a haunted house inside Eastern State Penitenciary in Philly. For more info check:
  • Madhaunter’s Madhouse If Philly is too far away to get scared, we also recommend this Haunted House in the DMV area. For more info:
  • 1K/5K hosted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children October 14th, Fairfax Corner. For more info ..... There is Groupon for this:
  • OAR's Project Christmas Angel This program provides Christmas gifts to children of incarcerated parents in Northern Virginia. Children from infancy through age 18 (gifts for teenagers are especially needed) Donations will be accepted November 26 - December 10 (we have a box at the CLS department and in the Centers). If online shopping OAR has an Amazon wish list (have it delivered directly to OAR 1400 N. Uhle St., Suite 704, Arlington, VA 22201).
  • Gift Wrapping, December 12, 6:30-9:30 Volunteers will be assigned to a family and given some information about the kids and their interests. Then volunteers "shop" from amongst the donated gifts, wrap them, and include a tag handwritten from the parent. Food is provided, and it's always a fun time.