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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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March 30, 2023
This year, the Law, Societies and Justice Department will focus its Husky Giving Day efforts on the newest of its endowed funds, the Edward Sam Garcia Fund for Undergraduate Support. This fund helps LSJ majors find and benefit from internships and work experiences, especially in justice-related areas. These opportunities are a crucial means by which our students connect the issues they are discussing in the classrooms with broader communities and set our students up to do the engaged,... Read more
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March 9, 2023
Dear Friends ~ Greetings from LSJ! There has been an exciting buzz in the air as students have returned to the classroom and we work to get our experiential learning opportunities fully operational once again. I have enjoyed working once again with our students, faculty, staff, and alums on a variety of initiatives since I returned to the role in June after a short medical leave. Of course, these initiatives include our immersive, experiential learning opportunities. LSJ will be offering four... Read more
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March 7, 2023
Written by: Kaitlyn Laibe From occupying student government offices, to contributing to international human rights law development, to representing incarcerated folks, LSJ students at UW have a far-reaching impact. In talking with Zoe Fielden, a 2019 UW graduate, I learned that LSJ alums are no different. When Zoe Fielden graduated, she had already worked with the Seattle Clemency Project (SCP), a local non-profit dedicated to providing relief for incarcerated individuals who are serving... Read more