Lara Law

Grad Service Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
DTPHX Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Social Work
Watts Col of Pub Ser & Com Sol


Lara Law, LMSW, is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) and a second-year doctoral student at ASU’s School of Social Work. Lara has had the privilege of working around school pushout and juvenile incarceration issues in Mississippi and partnering with homeless young adults in Baltimore City to open and run Maryland’s first drop-in center for homeless youth. Most recently, she worked with people with disabilities (and staff serving them) in Southeast Alaska with a focus on access to employment and peer-to-peer support. In regard to research, Lara is excited about engaging in participatory, mixed-methods research related to workforce, housing and economic-strengthening solutions, such as Universal Basic Income, with and for people with multiple barriers.


Certified Public Manager, University of Baltimore Certificate Program                                            2015

Master of Social Work, University of Michigan (LMSW in Alaska)                                                   2006

Concentration: Communities and Social Systems         

Fellow in the Detroit Community-Based Initiative

Bachelor of Arts, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR                                                                   2003

Majors: Sociology and Anthropology