Arlin M. Adams Center for Law & Society
The Arlin M. Adams Center for Law & Society was created to honor Judge Arlin M. Adams H’85, a prominent jurist dedicated to public service and a longtime friend of Susquehanna University.
The center provides opportunities for students to receive hands-on, résumé-building experiences that connect to their research interests and career goals, including supporting internships and externships, visiting courts and law schools, attending national and regional conferences and professional seminars, completing research projects in social and criminal justice, and giving enhanced access to library resources relating to law and society.
Through the Adams Center, students are matched with several paid internship opportunities with regional partners. Prior placements include the Snyder County District Attorney’s Office, Snyder County Courts, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and other county or nonprofit legal services entities. Additionally, the center annually presents the Arlin M. Adams Lecture, which brings legal scholars to campus to present a lecture on relevant legal topics
We’ll help you get hands-on, resume-building experience through:
- Internship and externships
- Visiting courts and law schools
- Attending national and regional conferences and professional seminars
- Independent study research projects in social and criminal justice
- Enhanced library resources relating to law and society
- Networking relationships with law schools, medical centers, businesses, courts and social service agencies
More than a dozen paid student internships are available each year to our Adams Center Scholars. They’ve worked with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), as well as area judges, district attorneys and probation offices.
Graduates who have had experiences through the Adams Center are now in law school, graduate school, working on Capitol Hill and one even won a Fulbright award.