OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Welcome! We're glad you are here to rediscover the joy of learning something new!

OLLI at UC offers noncredit courses designed for people age 50 and over who want to rediscover the joy of learning in a friendly, fun, and engaging community. We offers hundreds of daytime courses for personal enrichment ranging from the traditional college subjects to the eclectic, with a diversity of topics in between. Classes are taught with the adult learner in mind, and there are no tests or grades.

Please note that all classes are offered online via Webex Meetings until it is safe for us to gather again in the classroom.

Free Online Program, Aug. 20, 1-3 pm

Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Really Make Decisions

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Judge Charlie Schudson knows how judges really make their decisions. He brings us behind the bench to probe judicial minds, analyzing actual trials and sentencings and taking us into chambers to hear judges forging appellate decisions about life and death, corporate crime, multimillion-dollar damages, and priceless civil rights. Most significantly, he exposes the financial, political, personal, and professional pressures threatening judicial integrity like never before. He will present for the first hour, and we will return after a break for discussion/Q&A during the second hour.

Charles Benjamin Schudson, a Wisconsin Reserve Judge Emeritus, graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Wisconsin Law School. He served as a state and federal prosecutor, a trial and appellate judge, and a law professor and Fulbright Scholar teaching at judicial conferences and law schools throughout the world. He has been a featured guest on NPR, PBS, and Oprah. He is author of the award-winning book Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions, a nominee for the 2018 National Book Award. 

 Register for this free program. Under [Select Term] choose OLLI Bonus.


Online Classes: While we cannot meet in person, we are offering programs via Webex Meetings. To participate fully in online classes, you need a device (computer, tablet, or smartphone) with a webcam and microphone. Download the Webex Meetings App.

Fall Term: Plan to join us for online classes Sept. 21–Nov. 13. Your $75 Membership Fee will entitle you to take up to two multiweek, limited-attendance courses and as many unlimited attendance and one-time programs as you like. Online catalog featuring 70 program offerings will be posted soon. Registration opens Aug. 25.

Tech Volunteers Needed: If you are computer savvy—and especially if you have experience using Webex—we are looking for volunteers to assist other members who need help accessing online classes and to serve as technical support to online class moderators. If you want to help or find out more, send us an email at olli@uc.edu.