CWUNews FeedNews Feed School Panel (Westside), 14 Feb 2014 15:38:41<p>Looking at law school? All students are welcome at this Law School Panel on Wednesday, March 5th, from 6-7:30pm! At CWU-Des Moines in Room 116 of Building 29 on the Highline Community College campus.</p><p>Highlights include:</p><ul><li>Pre-admission topics</li><li>Admission timelines</li><li>Admission costs</li><li>LSATs</li><li>Careers</li><li>Surviving the first year of law school</li></ul><p>Speakers include:</p><ul><li>University of Washington Law School Admissions</li><li>Seattle University Law School Admissions</li><li>Des Moines LAJ Law School Graduates</li></ul><p>Sponsored by the CWU-Des Moines Law and Justice Club</p><p><a href="/law/sites/">Download the flyer</a>&nbsp;(272KB .pdf)</p>Now Accepting Applications for the MSLAJ Program, 04 Feb 2014 13:44:58<p>We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Masters of Science in Law and Justice program, to start classes in the fall of 2014!</p><p>For information on the revamped program and to review application instructions, please visit our new <a href="">Masters of Science in Law and Justice</a> webpages!</p>Law School Fair, 21 Jan 2014 11:57:13<p>The Seattle University School of Law is going to be hosting a law fair with representatives from many law schools on Saturday, February 22nd, from 10am to 1:30pm in Seattle. You can RSVP at <a href=";oeidk=a07e8nccy34284924e0">this link</a>. Please see <a href="/law/sites/">this .pdf flyer</a> for more information.</p>LAJ Alumna named Washington University assistant vice chancellor of facilities operations, 19 Jun 2013 08:27:37<p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; "></p><p>Melissa Hopkins has been named assistant vice chancellor and assistant dean of facilities operations at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The appointment is effective Aug. 19.</p><p>In this role, Hopkins will provide strategic direction and manage the day-to-day operations of the Department of Facilities Management. This department includes facilities engineering, design and construction, support services, business operations and protective services. She also will manage the School of Medicine’s capital construction budget of more than $50 million and a $35 million operating budget.</p><p>Read more about Hopkins <a href="">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>2013 LAJ Des Moines Award Winners, 03 Jun 2013 09:09:04<p>Congratulations to Des Moines Law and Justice Year End Award Winners!</p><p><a href="/law/sites/"><img alt="Margaret Wiese, outstanding westside student and Kim Triplett, outstanding westside alum." src="/law/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; "></a></p><p>Margaret Wiese, outstanding westside student and Kim Triplett, outstanding westside alum.</p><p><a href="/law/sites/"><img alt="Thanks to Jennifer Wiggins for her service to the DM LAJ Club, Professor Reimund, Andrea Tveten, 2012-2013 club president." src="/law/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; "></a></p><p>Thanks to Jennifer Wiggins for her service to the DM LAJ Club, Professor Reimund, Andrea Tveten, 2012-2013 club president.</p>LAJ Students Honored by EMPIRE, 31 May 2013 16:09:38<p>At the annual award ceremony for the <strong>CWU EMPIRE</strong> (Extraordinary Men Pursuing Intellectual Readiness through Education) club, several law and justice persons were honored. LAJ students <strong>Saeed Mohamed</strong>, <strong>Jonathan Omana</strong> and <strong>Ryan Newby</strong> were awarded plaques for Excellence In Leadership, while faculty member <strong>Charles Reasons</strong> was given a plaque for Chief Supporter Award.</p><p>Congratulations all!</p>LAJ 2013 Evening of Recognition Awards, 23 May 2013 14:10:03<p>We are proud to announce that several Law and Justice students were recognized at this year's&nbsp;Center for Leadership and Community Engagement <a href="">Evening of Recognition</a>.</p><p>The&nbsp;<strong>Library Services Dean's Award</strong>&nbsp;was given to&nbsp;<strong>Jillian Shafer</strong>.</p><p>The&nbsp;<strong>Associate Dean of Student Development Award</strong>&nbsp;was given jointly to&nbsp;<strong>Saeed Mohamed</strong> and&nbsp;<strong>Arturo Arelliano</strong>.</p><p>The&nbsp;<strong>Graduate Studies and Research Dean's Award</strong> was given to&nbsp;<strong>Andrea Blume</strong>.</p><p>Additionally, LAJ&nbsp;major&nbsp;<strong>Jacob Wittman</strong>&nbsp;was sworn on as the&nbsp;<strong>Vice President for the Associated Students of Central Washington Board of Directors&nbsp;</strong>for the 2013-2014 school year.</p><p>Many congratulations to all of you!</p>LAJ SOURCE 2013 Awards, 23 May 2013 14:03:16<p>The Department of Law and Justice would like to recognize&nbsp;<strong>Caless Davis</strong> for receiving <strong>a College of the Sciences Best Oral Presentation Award</strong> for his presentation on the United States Supreme Court case <em>Jardines v. Florida</em> at this year's <a href="">SOURCE</a> <em>presentations</em>. Congratulations to Caless, and to his LAJ faculty advisor, <strong>Professor</strong> <strong>Teresa Francis</strong>!</p><p>We would also like to recognize <strong>Professors</strong> <strong>Cody Stoddard</strong> and <strong>Charles Reasons</strong>, who were each one of twenty-five nominees for the 2013 Mentor of the Year award; and further congratulations to <strong>Professor Stoddard</strong> for receiving an <strong>Honorable Mention for 2013 Mentor of the Year</strong>!</p>LAJ at SOURCE 2013, 13 May 2013 10:35:26<p><a href=""><img alt="Source 2013 Poster" src="" style="width: 201px; height: 142px; float: right; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; ">SOURCE</a> is next Thursday. There are quite a few Law and Justice Students and Faculty participating.&nbsp;&nbsp;Here is a list of &nbsp;sessions involving Law and Justice Students, including the Supreme Court Panel which was so popular last year. We encourage you to stop by and support your fellow CWU Law and Justice students at SOURCE!</p><h2>SESSION 2</h2><p>Room&nbsp; 137A<br>Session Chair:&nbsp; Charles Reasons<br>Judge: Jan Byers-Kirsch</p><h3>8:00—8:20</h3><p><em>Open Governance: Trends From Cutting Edge Governments in the United States&nbsp;And Abroad</em></p><p>Schacht, Sarah</p><h3>8:20—8:40</h3><p><em>Sex Trafficking in the Middle East: An Untold Story</em></p><p>Awad, Salam</p><h3>8:40—9:00</h3><p><em>Social Science and the Law: The Influence of Social Science on the Eighth Amendment&nbsp;Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court</em></p><p>Schmidt, Alec</p><h3>9:00—9:20</h3><p><em>College Students’ Underage Drinking, the Law, and the Police: A Survey Study</em></p><p>Mohamed,Saeed</p><h2>SESSION 10</h2><p>Room 137A<br>Session Chair: Cody Stoddard<br>Judge: Vanessa Harbour</p><h3>9:30—10:50</h3><p><em>United States v. Windsor:&nbsp;Should Federal Law Define Marriage?</em></p><p>Ashford, Jordyn</p><p><em>Jardines v. Florida&nbsp;</em></p><p>Davis, Caless</p><p><em>Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington et al.</em></p><p>Mohamed, Saeed; Wassall, Alison</p><p><em>Lies, Valor Lies, and the First Amendment</em></p><p>Umana, Jonathan; Smith, Nicole</p><p><em>Miller v. Alabama: Juveniles and the Eighth Amendment</em></p><p>Welch, Edward</p><h2>SESSION 18</h2><p>Room 137A<br>Session Chair: Cody Stoddard<br>Judge: Key Sun</p><h3>11:40—12:00</h3><p><em>Student Attitudes Toward Police: The Importance of Perceived Fairness and Procedural Justice</em></p><p>Shafer, Jillian</p><h3>12:00—12:20</h3><p><em>Sexual Victimization Among College Students in a Rural Setting</em></p><p>Ashford,&nbsp;Jordyn; Shafer, Jillian</p><h3>12:20—12:40</h3><p><em>Ecology of Crime in Seattle,WA: Drug Market Intervention Assessment</em></p><p>Shafer, Jillian</p><h3>12:40—1:00</h3><p><em>The Effectiveness of Reintegrative Shaming Theory Within the Mechanisms of Secondary&nbsp;Deviance</em></p><p>Perkins, Scott</p>LAJ Masters Student Wins Award, 22 Apr 2013 11:56:36<p>Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office Detective <strong>Andrea&nbsp;Blume</strong>&nbsp;is one of only two graduating CWU masters students selected to receive the <strong>2013 CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement Award</strong>.</p><p>Her project study for her Master of Science in Law and Justice is “Identifying Missing and Unidentified Persons: A New Methodology”.&nbsp;This annual award is given to one who demonstrates qualities that include excellence, problem solving, initiative, and exemplary work ethic in addition to creating or implementing systemic institutional change and demonstrating service to the community.</p><p>A few years before Andrea entered the LAJ masters program, she was working with a case of old human remains found in the Suncadia excavation site. Upon forensic testing, including DNA and dental analysis, it was determined that it was a young woman who had been buried there since the early 1970s. Upon further investigation, she discovered that many counties no longer had missing person files from that era, much less DNA from relatives. Fortunately, based on a published sketch, the deceased's mother was found in the Seattle area and DNA testing verified the relationship.</p><p>After meeting with the mother and finding out how satisfied she was with the finding and identification of the remains, Andrea entered upon a mission to discover how many missing persons in the state could not be matched to DNA from relatives in a data base which was checked with the national data base. She discovered that many counties, cities, and universities have remains whose DNA has not been entered into any data base, or had inadequate missing person files that also lack DNA samples. This began her mission and research project.</p><p>Andrea's final project for the LAJ masters program is establishing a methodology for connecting missing persons with the thousands of unidentified human remains in the United States. She has connected with all law enforcement agencies in the State of Washington, and is helping conduct a DNA event for collecting DNA from relatives of missing persons so that it can be checked with DNA of unidentified remains. This summer in western Washington, she is heading up an effort to provide DNA collection from relatives of missing persons. This is the first project of its kind in Washington State.</p><p>She has given presentations on this work to police professional organizations, received the outstanding COTS presentation paper award in the 2012 SOURCE&nbsp;symposium for her preliminary paper “Identifying Missing and Unidentified Persons: A New Methodology”, and in March 2013 presented her project at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.</p><p>Congratulations Andrea!</p>