Education

Westminster Alumna to Discuss Restorative Justice Initiatives

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College graduate Inga Laurent will discuss “From Retribution to Restoration: Implementing Nationwide Restorative Justice Initiatives” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18, in the Mueller Theater of McKelvey Campus Center at Westminster College.

Laurent, associate professor and director of the Externship Program at Gonzaga University School of Law, spent nine months in Kingston, Jamaica, as a Fulbright Scholar studying restorative justice initiatives. Laurent lived and researched life in Kingston, as the Ministry of Justice attempted to transform the country and its legal system through a restorative justice agenda.

Laurent is engaged in advocating for criminal justice and legal education reform, and believes we need innovative and equitable models to better address the shifting needs present in our evolving societies. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Westminster in 2002 and her juris doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Laurent’s presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Dr. Edward Cohen, professor of political science at Westminster, at 724 946 7304 or cohenes@westminster.edu.

Pictured: Inga Laurent, associate professor and director of the Externship Program at Gonzaga University School of Law.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.