Students at the UW School of Law are what make our law school community special. While all of our students lead busy lives inside and outside of the classroom, our SAC Members are willing to answer questions, offer candid advice and share their law school experiences.

Feel free to contact any of our ambassadors to learn more about them and their decision to choosing the University of Washington.

Joseph Toups, 3L

Joseph Toups


Hometown: Houston, TX 
Undergrad Institution: University of Southern California 
Undergrad Course of Study: International Relations & Global Business
Law School Activities: Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP), Tech Law Society, Outlaws Professional Experience: Working at a small business law firm in Houston, TX during Summer 2018.
Why you chose UW Law: I chose UW Law for the small class size, the advanced legal research and writing program, the International & Comparative Law Concentration, the commitment to diversity, and the location.

Jason Oh, 3L

Jason Oh


Hometown: Fresno, CA 
Undergrad Institution: California State University, Fresno 
Undergrad Course of Study: Agricultural Business and Philosophy
Law School Activities: Law and Business Association; Research Assistant for Professor Calandrillo; Korean American Law Student Association; Student Ambassador Council
Professional Experience: Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs Intern at Microsoft and Summer Associate at Stoel Rives.

Rebekah Ross, 2L

Rebekah RossEmail:
Hometown: Petoskey, Michigan
Undergrad Institution: University of Michigan
Undergrad Major: History
Law School Activities: Editorial Staff, Washington Law Review; Vice President, Native American Law Student Association; Community Engagement Coordinator, Public Interest Law Association
Professional Experience: Higher ed administration/admissions, immigration paralegal, and in-house legal intern at a software company.
Why I chose UW: Location (West Coast is the best coast!) and affordability.

Josephine Strauss, 2L

Josephine StraussEmail:
Hometown: Westlake Village, CA
Undergrad Institution:  University of Washington
Undergrad Major: Environmental Studies, History 
Law School Activities:  Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy; PACE National Moot Court Team; Women’s Law Caucus- VP Communications and Washington Women Lawyers UW Rep; International Law Society-VP Communications; Environmental Law Society-2L Rep
Professional Experience:  Legal Assistant at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Ade Bateman, 2L

Ade BatemanEmail:
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergrad Institution: University of Wales
Undergrad Major: Computer Science with Electronics
Law School Activities: Moot Court Honor Board (MCHB), Technology Law Society
Professional Experience: I spent almost 15 years working at Microsoft as an engineer and worked some of the best attorneys in the industry. They opened my eyes to how interesting the law can be and how you can use an understanding of the law to help people succeed whether in business or elsewhere.
Why I chose UW: When I visited UW, I was overwhelmed by the passion of the faculty and students that I met and how enthusiastic they were about the UW and the experience of law school.

Dailey Koga, 2L

Dailey KogaEmail:
Hometown: Caldwell, ID
Undergrad Institution: Pacific University (Oregon)
Undergrad Major: Economics
Law School Activities: Women's Law Caucus, Washington Law Review, Moot Court Honor Board, Jessup International Law Moot Court Team
Professional Experience: Quantitative Analyst at a private equity firm prior to law school, Summer Associate at Lane Powell, Summer Intern at Amazon Web Services
Why I chose UW: I love living in the Northwest and UW's proximity to downtown Seattle makes it convenient and easy to connect with prospective employers.