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LSJ alumni continue to have an impact on communities beyond UW. They are engaged, passionate, and service oriented. Our alumni are well connected to the department and continue to support current LSJ students in various ways. If you'd like to stay connected with the Law, Societies, and Justice program, join our LinkedIn group, like our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, or join our Mailing List.

If you’re an LSJ alumni looking to get involved, contact us at to be a part of any of the opportunities below:  

Learning from Failure

This is a two-credit course focused on learning from failure. Each session consists of a presentation by LSJ alumni, each of whom describe their career trajectory, with a special focus on those key moments when failure became the foundation for a positive shift in mindset and opportunity. Through those presentations and class discussions, students will learn how to persevere in the face of obstacles, and how to develop the resilience necessary for long-term success in any career field.

LSJ Career Nights 

LSJ Alumni discuss their career trajectory, the rewards and challenges, and how they prepared for it in a panel discussion with current students. 

LSJ Gap Year Panel

LSJ alumni discuss how and why they decided to take a gap year(s) in between undergrad and grad school and how that decision impacted their future career trajectory in a panel discussion with current students. 

LSJ Day of Service 

LSJ Day of Service provides an annual opportunity for local alumni and current students to give back to the Downtown Emergency Service Center. The Day of Services occurs each year in February.

Friends of LSJ

Friends of LSJ is an alumni board focused on building a strong alumni network and providing a supportive community for students. The board provides advice to the Chair on how to better interact with alums, and how more generally to improve the Department. Additionally, the board will assist in philanthropic efforts to help provide the financial resources needed to support for LSJ students.

Alumni News

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June 15, 2020
Samantha Fredman, recent LSJ graduate, is featured in UW's Perspectives newsletter.  Get inspired by Samantha's involvement in the community by reading the article here. You can read about other inspiring graduates in the full newsletter.
Communications Assistant, Hunter Kulik, sitting on wall lining river
May 27, 2020
As the academic year comes to a close, the Law, Societies & Justice Department (LSJ) reflects on achievements that made the year so special. Despite changes as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, LSJ students continue to demonstrate their perseverance as well as their hopefulness for the future. Our Department had the fortune of working with a student who exudes these characteristics in addition to being thoughtful and graceful in these difficult times--LSJ’s student communications assistant... Read more
Photo of Katherine in front of a brick wall
May 21, 2020
Dear LSJ Alumni Community: As many of you know, I had some pretty big shoes to fill when I became Chair of the Law, Societies, and Justice Department. Under Steve’s leadership, and with your help, LSJ became a full-fledged Department, created three new endowed funds, and moved to a lovely and permanent new home on the mezzanine of Smith Hall. The number and diversity of LSJ majors and minors, and LSJ’s capacity to offer innovative learning opportunities, increased notably. I am happy to report... Read more