You are here

Recent News

Read more
December 21, 2020
Steve Herbert, the Mark Torrance Professor in Law Societies & Justice, recorded a riveting podcast about the Oregon State Penitentiary and the inmates housed there. Featured on Making Amends 
Read more
December 15, 2020
Oregon has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of any drug, and there’s a push in Washington to do the same. But what effect will that really have on arrests, prosecution and the War on Drugs? Temper your expectations, says Katherine Beckett, professor of sociology and of law, societies and justice at the UW. [This is the third segment of the Dec. 15 episode of “The Record.”] Featured on... Read more
Read more
December 15, 2020
Katherine Beckett, Professor of sociology and law, societies and justice, explains Oregon's decriminalization of drugs, and whether Washington will be next. Featured on... Read more
union by law cover art
November 30, 2020
By Katie Pattenaude, LSJ Student Communications Assistant Professor Michael McCann has been heavily involved in union and progressive politics around the Puget Sound ever since he arrived in the region in the mid 1980s. As the founder of Law, Societies & Justice, a Professor of Political Science, and former director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, McCann’s expertise lies in rights-based struggles for social justice, with particular focus on challenges to race, gender, and... Read more
Read more
November 17, 2020
In this conversation, Associate Professor of political science and Adjunct Professor of law, societies Megan Ming Francis talks about mentorship, understanding the immense structures that shape our democracy and lives, asking important questions of our institutions and ourselves with the intention of making both better.... Read more
lsj advisory council
November 16, 2020
By Katie Pattenaude, LSJ Student Communications Assistant Give a warm welcome to the newest LSJ Student Advisory Council! This year’s council, consisting of 6 members, will be serving the LSJ Department for the 2020-2021 academic school year.  Despite this academic year being largely virtual, the Student Advisory Council is eager to connect with the student body and accomplish their goals. Above all, the Council hopes to support incoming LSJ students, strengthen the LSJ student community, and... Read more
Read more
November 3, 2020
This week at the UW, listen to a discussion on global challenges, join the Herny Art Museum for a roundtable discussion, and more.... Read more
Read more
November 3, 2020
A proposal introduced during Seattle City Council’s budget deliberations would allow judges and juries the option to dismiss misdemeanor crimes that were committed because of poverty or while a person was experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or substance-use disorder. Katherine Beckett, professor of sociology and of law, societies and justice, and Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW, are quoted.... Read more
Photo of Rawan Arar
October 20, 2020
UW's Office of Global Affairs spoke to student Paulina Andrews recently about her experience with remote learning in Spring 2020.  Paulina discusses the creative approach that LSJ's Professor Arar used for her Genocide and the Law class.  Read the inspiring article here. We are so proud that Rawan is a part of the LSJ Department.   
Read more
October 12, 2020
UW professors are adapting to online learning in creative ways to encrich student experience and connect students with complex issues. Featured on Office of Global Affairs 

Pages

Share