A Cheerful Evening at the Annual Alumni Reception


There was a palpable sense of excitement as warm laughter and giddy conversation peppered the main ballroom at the University of Washington Club on Nov.  8, as the Law, Societies, and Justice Program held its annual Alumni Reception and Silent Auction. Old friends were reunited as live jazz music wafted through the air, coming together to celebrate the success
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Litigation Opens the Dialogue for Social Change

Law Jules Lobel testifying before Congressional subcommittee about the War Powers Act

Can civil liberties litigation be used as a tool to induce social change?

That was the question addressed in a recent lecture by Jules Lobel, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, author of the influential book Success Without Victory: Lost Legal Battles and the Long Road to Justice in America, and the President of the
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LSJ Major Describes Experience with Stromberg Scholarship

Possible Stromberg Interview Photo

Michael Moore was the inaugural recipient of the Stromberg Scholarship, the LSJ program’s new annual scholarship that aims to aid students in their goal to study abroad. With the help of the Stromberg Scholarship, Michael was able to study in Galway, Ireland and The Hague, Netherlands with the Jackson School of International Studies in programs focused on the international
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Optimism About the Future of the Law Profession


Paula Littlewood recently spoke on campus about the direction that the legal field is heading and the continued relevance of the J.D. degree in both the legal profession and elsewhere.

Littlewood has worked for the Washington State Bar Association since 2003 and has been working as the Executive Director since 2007. Prior to her work with the Washington
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Public Service a Clear Path for LSJ Grad

Sarah Chaplin

The University of Washington Law School annually awards five students with full ride scholarships to the William H. Gates Public Service Law Program. The Gates Scholarship is somewhat unique in that it requires the recipients to work in the public service field for at least five years following their graduation. The Scholarship is designed to cover tuition, books, other normal
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Congratulations, Class of 2013! (video)

The Law, Societies, and Program sends its heartiest congratulations to the graduating class of 2013. These remarkable graduates were honored at the annual convocation on June 13.
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New Adviser and Program Assistant join LSJ department


Two people have joined the staff of Law, Societies, and Justice: Alyssa Penner as adviser, and Elizabeth Martin, who will fill the role of program assistant.
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LSJ panelists speak about working in the legal field – but not as lawyers


On April 9, four LSJ alumni sat on a panel to talk about life after college. The four panelists gathered with a group of about 20 students from LSJ, Political Science and other majors to discuss what it was like to work in the legal field without being lawyers.
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LSJ Honors Class Presents Work to Columbia Legal Services


The students of the LSJ 489 Honors class presented their work at Columbia Legal Services in downtown Seattle on March 19. The group conducted research over two quarters about the holding of juveniles in adult jails in Washington State.
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Professor Katherine Beckett receives 2013 UW Public Service Award


Professor Katherine Beckett was recently named the recipient of the 2013 University of Washington Public Service Award.
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