Student Mentors


Mariah My name is Mariah Ogden and I am currently a senior at UW, double majoring in Political Science and LSJ. My primary academic interests are criminal law and disability law, specifically mental illness in the criminal justice system. My experiences include studying comparative law through the Honors LSJ Exploration Seminar in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, interning at a corporate law firm in downtown Seattle, and serving as an editor for the Washington Undergraduate Law Review. Contact me with any questions at
Alexis Court Hi! My name is Alexis Court, and I am a senior at the University of Washington. I am double majoring in Law, Societies, & Justice and Communication, and minoring in Political Science. I have strong interests in international law and human rights, and I am hoping to work in the international legal field in the future. I interned at a Seattle law firm this past summer that specializes in personal injury and civil litigation. I am more than happy to answer any and all questions you have about the LSJ program, UW classes, law school, et cetera, so please do not hesitate to ask! You can contact me at
JAMES COATSWORTH My name is James Coatsworth and I am a senior studying Law, Societies and Justice with a double major in Political Science.  My primary interests are in the field of criminal law, including plea bargaining policies, drug laws and policing practices. I am currently working in a middle school through the UW Dream Project where I help kids get back on track in school and provide advice on the transition to high school and also post-graduation options. Please feel free to contact me at
Stoops My name is Stephanie Stupakis and I am a senior here, at the University of Washington. I am currently a Sociology and Law, Society, & Justice  major. Through these two fields of studies I have found a passion for hands-on learning, a path I would like to continue to take through building a career for myself. This year I have been working with the Seattle Police Department within their Domestic Violence Unit. It it a wonderful experience and I can thank the LSJ department for giving students like me access to this organization! To reach me please feel free to email me at
Kelsey My name is Kelsey Engstrom and I am a senior LSJ major with a Spanish minor. I have studied abroad three times in Prague, Ecuador, and an exploration seminar in Ireland and The Hague. I am currently interning at the ACLU and I hope to have a career in foreign policy. Please feel free to contact me by email at
kate sib My name is Kate Sibley and I am a junior at UW! I am double majoring in LSJ and Political Science, and I am minoring in Art History. My primary academic interests are constitutional law and political economics. I currently volunteer as a Legal Assistant for the Housing Justice Project with the King County Bar Association, and I am a Senior Intern at Fisher Investments. Please feel free to contact me at