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day of service
March 1, 2019
By Emma York, LSJ Communications Student Assistant A wide group of LSJ community members – current students, local alumni, staff, and faculty -- recently joined together to volunteer their time at the main downtown shelter of the Downtown Emergency Services Center. It proved another great opportunity to bring the community together in the service of core values.  “I think my favorite part about LSJ Day of Service is being able to meet other people in the LSJ community,” said LSJ major Crystal... Read more
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February 14, 2019
LSJ Community Helps The Seattle Clemency Project By Emma York, LSJ Communications Student Assistant  For Paul Heer, it was easy to agree to volunteer for the Seattle Clemency Project. The LSJ alum (class of 2013) has found that working to help incarcerated people achieve freedom before their sentence expires was the perfect way to put his undergraduate background to work. “The brilliance that is at the heart of LSJ,” Heer said, “is that it shows students the interconnectedness of structures of... Read more
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February 13, 2019
By Emma York, LSJ Communications Student Assistant As a culmination of efforts to build a strong alumni network and provide a supportive community for students, LSJ welcomes the valuable addition of a new alumni board -- Friends of LSJ. Department Chair and Professor Steve Herbert perceives this board to have great potential in achieving these aims. “Our principal goal in LSJ is to provide an enriched experience for our undergraduate majors,” Herbert said. “We want to transform our students... Read more
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December 12, 2018
By Emma York, LSJ Communications Student Assistant Every student majoring in Law, Societies, and Justice is required to complete a 100-hour internship.  Yet for those students who fall in love with the organization where they intern, the 100 hours are sometimes not quite enough. In fact, LSJ had long hoped to find a way to help students stay on at their internship site.  Now, a new endowment will achieve precisely that goal. It will also help honor the memory of the ambitious Edward Garcia.... Read more
gap year 2
November 29, 2018
 By Emma York, LSJ Communications Student Assistant Four Law, Societies, and Justice alumni recently visited campus to speak to current majors about their experience taking time off from school between their undergrad and graduate studies. Their diverse pathways and wisdom helped students learn of the benefits of a gap year. “In LSJ Advising, we often talk with students about their post-graduation plans and the benefits of a gap year”, says LSJ Adviser, Kyla Mayer. “The Gap Year Panel provides... Read more
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October 15, 2018
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. On October 11, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision deeming the death... Read more
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October 11, 2018
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. Meyers, who also has an appointment in the Jackson School of International Studies, recently co-authored a report for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).  The report, which Meyers wrote with Megan McCloskey, a graduate... Read more

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