Commencement 2014

LSJ Grad Photo

On Thursday, June 12th over fifty seniors, accompanied by their friends and family, graduated from the Law Societies, and Justice program at the annual LSJ Commencement Ceremony, held this year in Kane Hall. During this year’s ceremony, each graduating student was individually recognized and given an opportunity to speak to the audience and the attending faculty and staff. At
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LSJ Honors Class Tackles Immigration in Washington

Honors Presentation

On Monday, June 3rd the 2013-14 Law, Societies, and Justice honors class invited students and faculty alike to view the culmination of their work with a video presentation followed by a discussion of the project and its implications.

This year Professor Angelina Godoy led the LSJ honors class, which focused on issues of immigration and deportation within Washington State. The
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LSJ Career Panel Proves Successful

LSJ Career Panel

Professor Herbert introduces the panelists.

What do you do with an LSJ degree?

While college is a time to expand perspectives and broaden horizons, most students are also concerned about the practical professional implications of their time in school. The question of what to do with a college degree can be a daunting one, so the Law, Societies,
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Second LSJ Day of Service a Success


Once again, the Law, Societies, and Justice program assembled a group of current students, alumni, and faculty together for a “Day of Service” event, the second this year. After a successful service day at the Morrison building with the Downtown Emergency Services Center in February, the LSJ program came together for a day of landscaping and yard work
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Mixed Enrollment Class Has Big Impact


When the average person imagines life in prison, college-level education is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

During winter quarter, 15 LSJ students were given the unique opportunity to take Professor Herbert’s Law, Justice, and the Environment class at the Monroe Correctional Complex with 12 University Beyond Bars students who are currently serving time in
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LSJ Professor Angelina Godoy Takes Home 2014 UW Outstanding Public Service Award


Law, Societies, and Justice received some happy news recently:  faculty member Angelina Godoy was named  2014’s recipient of the University of Washington’s Outstanding Public Service Award.

Professor Godoy is the second straight LSJ faculty member to receive the award for Outstanding Public Service, following Professor Katherine Beckett in 2013.

Professor Godoy is certainly well deserving of the award, given
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Day of Service a Great Way to Connect to LSJ and Community

The LSJ volunteers outside the historic Morrison building in downtown Seattle.

For the third straight year, a group of LSJ alumni, faculty and current students spent a February Saturday lending a helping hand to the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC).

DESC provides both temporary and permanent housing to Seattle’s homeless community and works to transition people who are living on the streets into more permanent and sustainable living situations. Many
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‘Gap Year’ Proves Beneficial for LSJ Alums

Sometimes, it pays to take a break.

On January 28th, the LSJ program hosted three recent graduates, Mallory Sullivan ’09, Sarah Chaplin ’10, and Max Burnham ’12, to give them the opportunity to speak to a group of current students about their experience taking gap years between receiving their undergraduate degree and moving on to graduate school.

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Godoy Books Focuses on Health as a Human Right


If health is a human right, access to low-cost pharmaceuticals would seem essential.  Yet drugs are commodities that trade on the open market, a reality that can make their price prohibitively high for many poor people.

The battle against the commoditization of pharmaceuticals is at the core of Professor Angelina Godoy’s new book, Of Medicines and Markets: Intellectual Property
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Students Exploring Issues of Re-Entry for LSJ Internship


During the 2013 fall quarter, four LSJ students had the opportunity to gain first hand experience working with men and women who had recently left prison and were facing difficulty reintegrating back into normal life due to a vast set of bureaucratic and societal hurdles.

When asked, all the students pointed to a lack of professional skills, limited professional opportunities, extensive issues with
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