National Criminal Justice Conferences

Each year, the Farber Fund contributes to the expense of 10-15 students in criminal justice to travel, with a professor, to national conferences. They have traveled to San Francisco, Orlando, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Denver and numerous other cities where the conferences have been held. Many students have presented their research papers at the conferences with the help of our professors.

Washington, D.C.

Students frequently travel to Washington, D.C. to tour major criminal justice agencies (FBI, U.S. Supreme Court, DEA, U.S. Marshalls and ATF). They have spent three weeks in daily briefings on the CIA by CIA agents.

Foreign Travel

Each year, criminal justice students travel to other countries, such as England, China, France, India, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Russia, Costa Rica and South America. Students study criminal justice in these countries and at the same time develop skills in a foreign language.

Model United Nations

Each year, 10-15 students travel to Chicago to participate in an excellent educational experience, Model United Nations. With 2,000 other students from all over the U.S., the students simulate the United Nations and represent numerous other countries.


Our active internship program lets students work up to 320 hours in a criminal justice agency and earn college credit. Each summer, we place around 20 students in internships in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. Internships are also available in state and federal government.

On-The-Job Experience

Over 100 criminal justice agencies seek our interns for placement. They receive on-the-job experience in the areas of:

  • Police
  • Prosecution
  • Courts
  • Corrections


Our interns are placed in areas of:

  • State and federal law enforcement
  • Law offices (including criminal investigation and paralegal work)
  • Probation and parole (state and federal)
  • Youth corrections
  • Adult corrections (state and federal)
  • Rehabilitation (state and federal)
  • Shelter/advocacy programs.


Students are encouraged to work with professors and conduct research. Awards are given to students with the best research papers.

Mock Trials

You will learn to play the roles of attorneys, witnesses, police officers, forensic investigators, probation officers and all other criminal justice officials who testify in our courts. You will learn by doing - this is one of the best ways to learn. Our mock trial teams compete in invitational regional and national tournaments.