Letter from the Director

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Dear LSJ Alumni:

It is a tremendous honor to offer you this opportunity to learn about life in the Law, Societies, and Justice Program!  As the stories in this newsletter make clear, tremendous energy and passion continues to animate our faculty and students.  Read on for stories about new courses, faculty research, engaged scholarship, and visits by distinguished alumni
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10th Anniversary Celebration planned for October 18

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Yes, the Law, Societies, and Justice Program is now 10 years old!  The successor to the Society and Justice Program, LSJ has about 150 majors, a dynamic faculty and a nationally-recognized reputation as an innovative socio-legal studies program.  As the recent five-year review of the program explained: “LSJ remains one of the leading American interdisciplinary programs for the study
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Faculty News

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As you might expect, our faculty continue to keep themselves busy with a range of activities both inside and outside of the classroom.  Some highlights of their years follow.

Katherine Beckett participated in the Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System and, along with several others, presented its findings to the Washington State Supreme Court
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LSJ Alums Return to Campus

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LSJ Alums Kirsten Longaker, Lauren Gotchy, Keith Hiatt and Shalom Agtarap returned to campus and spoke with students at several events organized by the LSJ Student Association.
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LSJ Professor Addresses Race Issues to Washington Supreme Court

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As part of the Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System, LSJ Professor Katherine Beckett and Sociology Professor Alexes Harris presented information on March 2 about racial disparities in the criminal justice system to the Washington Supreme Court in Olympia.
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Course Examines Post-Conflict Reconciliation

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Students in LSJ Professor Arzoo Osanloo’s special topics course, “Reconciliation: The Politics of Forgiveness in a Global Age,” examine how people come together in the aftermath of violent conflicts and move forward towards forgiveness and reconciliation.
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LSJ Students Visit Theo’s Chocolates to Examine Fair Trade

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Students from the Law, Societies, and Justice Student Association recently visited Theo Chocolate Factory to discuss the connections between human rights and the market.
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Course Examines Role of Law in Food Production

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Students in Professor Katherine Beckett’s special topics course, “Food, Law, and Justice,” examine the relationship of law to the contemporary food system and its role in the perpetuation of food-related problems such as obesity and world hunger.
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LSJ Student Addresses Political Issues in Sudan

LSJ Student Addresses Political Issues in Sudan

LSJ student Abdelraziq Adams works with small organizations to try to address the human rights and political issues in his home country of Sudan. Adam has been working on a constitution to address the basic structure of government for the Darfur region.
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Thanks to our donors!

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Thank you to our donors!
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