Lara Zarowsky

  • Law Lecturer
  • Policy Director, Innocence Project Northwest
  • Director, Legislative Advocacy Clinic

Contact

Phone: (206) 616-8736
Email: zarowsky@uw.edu

Education

J.D 2007, University of Washington

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Legislative Process

Recent Courses

LAW B 512 Legislation and Public Policy Seminar
LAW E 599 Legislative Advocacy Clinic

Lara Zarowsky joined the faculty in 2011 and established the Innocence Project Northwest track of the Legislative Advocacy Clinic. Her Clinic students championed the 2013 law to compensate Washington's wrongly convicted, and the 2015 law to preserve biological evidence. She has served as Director of the Legislative Advocacy Clinic since 2014.

In addition to her clinical work, Professor Zarowsky teaches Negotiation and courses related to Legislation and Public Policy, with special emphasis on the Washington State legislative process.

Professor Zarowsky began her law career in the Washington State Legislature where she served as non-partisan staff to the House Judiciary and Public Safety Committees.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Professor Zarowsky serves as the Policy Director for Innocence Project Northwest where she leads the organization's efforts to collaborate with criminal justice leaders to improve statewide practices to prevent the conviction of the innocent. She lectures nationally on innocence-related criminal justice policy reform, and is a founding member of the working group whose efforts resulted in the 2015 adoption of science-based eyewitness identification standards by statewide law enforcement and prosecutor organizations.

Lara received her undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College, and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law.

  • Speaker, "Igniting Change: Lessons from the Innocence Movement", TEDx UofW: In Motion, TEDx (May 15, 2016)