Letter from the Director

Submitted by Alex Lynch on

Dear LSJ Alumni:

It is wonderful time in the life of the Law, Societies, and Justice Program! 

After years of pining for our own dedicated space, the moment has finally arrived!  We are still settling into our new digs on the mezzanine level of Smith Hall (between the 2nd and 3rd floors), but we are much enjoying the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company.  And we are excited to share a corridor with the Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the Center for Human Rights.  If you are ever on campus, you must stop by!

And we are also excited to welcome three new individuals to the Program.  Stephen Meyers joins us as a new assistant professor.  He has an extensive background studying and assisting non-profit organizations across the globe.  He has a particular interest in groups that advocate for the rights of those with disabilities.  We are certain his research and teaching energy will enliven the program, and motivate our students. 

Marilyn Cope and Alex Lynch fill new positions.  Marilyn is our new administrator.  In that role, she’ll work to keep our fiscal house in order, but also assist with our fundraising efforts.  And Alex will be joining Alyssa Penner on our advising team.  LSJ has seen steady increases in enrollments, majors, and applications to the major, so Alyssa needed some help! Alex is herself an LSJ alum (class of 2015!), and so she knows the ropes.

All of these changes represent the continuing good health of the program.  We believe we do a good job of providing our students a challenging but rewarding undergraduate experience, one that we believe will hold them in good stead in the years to come.

As ever, we treasure our dedicated and inspiring alumni.  We welcome this chance to keep you up to date, and we welcome any form of support you can provide to the program.


Steve Herbert

Professor and Director, LSJ

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