By Emma York, LSJ Communications Student Assistant Research by LSJ faculty can serve not only to bring attention to disparities in our legal system, but to manifest in criminal justice reform. Sometimes, such research can even help make history. Take, for example, the recent work by LSJ Professor Katherine Beckett, which proved to be consequential in Washington’s landmark death penalty ruling.
By Emma York, LSJ Communications Student Assistant LSJ faculty are driven to conduct research not only to satisfy their intellectual curiosity, but to try to make an impact in the world. As an example, take the recent work of LSJ Assistant Professor Stephen Meyers.
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Dear LSJ Alumnus: As you likely remember, we require each LSJ major to take our internship course. As you also likely remember, we ask each student to analyze the organization where they worked, and to reflect on what they gained from the experience. One of the most moving conclusions to any of those analyses arrived not too long ago from Shaila Bolger, one of the members of our graduating class of 2018. She described her work at Mary’s Place, which provides shelter and other services to homeless families. Shaila ended her analysis this way:
By Amara Le | LSJ Social and Digital Media Assistant Law, Societies & Justice equips students with the skills necessary to ask big questions, probe multiple perspectives, and prepare for a wide range of possible careers. Six LSJ alumni explain how this happens and why it matters.
By Sophie Watson, Contributing Writer As summer approaches and many Law, Societies, and Justice majors prepare to tackle their internships or newly turned alums begin their search through the job market, there’s one organization that has welcomed LSJ alums and current students with open arms.
By Medha Raman | LSJ Communications Assistant Guillermo is a senior at UW double majoring in Law, Societies, and Justice and Political Science. As an undocumented student, Guillermo has always been passionate about issues that impact his community. Throughout his time at UW, he has worked on several campaigns for undocumented youth as a field organizer for the Washington Dream Coalition (WDC) and has also been an active member of numerous community organizations including the UW Center for Human Rights, SEIU 1199 Labor Union, and the Washington State Labor Council.
By Medha Raman | LSJ Communications Assistant Many Law, Societies, and Justice students are drawn to the major because of their interest in public service. The UW School of Law appears to be taking notice. In an effort to promote social justice and equity, the UW Law School each year provides full tuition support to five public interest-minded students through it Gates Public Service Law Scholarship Program. It is a highly competitive honor. In the past five years, fully 20 percent of the Gates Scholars have been LSJ alumni.
By Medha Raman | LSJ Communications Assistant What does it mean to be incarcerated in America? To better address this question, LSJ debuted a new class this fall, entitled “The Experience of Incarceration.” Taught by Professor Steve Herbert, the class aimed to study the daily lives of the millions of individuals currently behind bars, and to understand the various factors that structure their experience.