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Every winter, Professor Angelina Godoy teaches LSJ 322: Human Rights in Latin America. While the course name describes the topics covered, the course does so much more than provide an overview of the academic literature on the topic. Motivated by the diversity of student experiences, interests, and learning styles, Professor Godoy offers students the option of a more traditional classroom experience as well as the practicum, a “hands-on experience where students work closely with an immigrant-… Read more
In the wake of the pandemic, the return to a ‘normal’ school experience for many UW students means the opportunity to participate in new experiences that had long been suspended. For 18 students, this meant participating in the experiential learning opportunity of a lifetime while spending three weeks in the beautiful country of Jamaica this past summer. “Disability, Aging, and Development in Jamaica'' is led by Professor Stephen Meyers, professor in the Law, Societies, and Justice Department… Read more
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The UWAA is proud to honor six extraordinary students across the UW whose stories exemplify Husky adaptability, tenacity and resolve. Each student receives a scholarship and was recognized at the Homecoming football game on Sat. Oct. 21, 2023. Featured on UW Alumni Association 
"Being a first-generation college student is a badge of honor and a responsibility I carry with immense pride. It symbolizes the collective hopes and dreams of my family and community, as well as the barriers I have overcome to attain higher education." – MJ Mencias, College of Arts & Sciences student double majoring in both Political Sciences and Law, Society, and Justice. Continue… Read more
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Dear Friends of LSJ ~ Warm greetings from LSJ! I am delighted to report that our efforts to revive our experiential learning opportunities are gaining traction, with several new initiatives underway. This summer we offered two study abroad courses with two new quarter-long study abroad programs in development. Philanthropy Lab (led by Professor) Stephen Meyers had another successful run last spring. Professor Ann Frost has revived our book clubs, which will commence in two King County work… Read more
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The Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students who are making the most of their time at the UW. Featured on University of Washington 
This week, attend the annual Schiedel Lecture, learn about the transactional relationship between mental health research and care, enjoy the Improvised Music Project Festival held by UW students and faculty and more. Featured on UW News 
The Department of Economics interviews Grace Du, a senior studying Economics and Law, Societies and Justice. Featured on Department of Economics 
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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… Read more
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