Letter from the Director

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Dear Treasured LSJ Alums:

As the stories in this newsletter make plain, the Law, Societies, and Justice Program continues to thrive, most notably by inspiring our students to do outstanding work and to engage meaningfully with the wider world. I have the great privilege of bearing witness to this on a daily basis, but you can see it through
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New Adviser and Program Assistant join LSJ department

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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

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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

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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

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Professor Katherine Beckett was recently named the recipient of the 2013 University of Washington Public Service Award.
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LSJ Students Use Internships to Focus on Immigration

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This past autumn quarter, two seniors, both double majoring in Law, Societies, and Justice and Political Science, were interns at immigrant organizations.
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LSJ Day of Service: Coming together to assist

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On Feb. 9, 16 LSJ undergraduates and 14 alumni gathered together at 1811 Eastlake, a housing project of the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) to take part in the second annual LSJ Day of Service.
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Stromberg Scholarship to aid students who wish to study abroad

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Applications for the new Stromberg Scholarship will be accepted beginning on January 15, 2013.
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LSJ Student Works for Innocence at the UW Law School

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“Factors leading to conviction of the innocent are such things as mistaken eyewitness identification, police misconduct, coerced confessions and unreliable forensic laboratory work,” said senior Jessica Gonzalez as she flipped through pages and pages of a PowerPoint presentation she put together.
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