Justice Center hosts 2022 Celebration of Service

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the Justice Center and Mithoff Pro Bono Program again hosted the law school’s annual Celebration of Service in person. The end of year lunch recognized excellence in service and teaching. Honors awarded included the Justice Center Graduating Student Awards and teaching awards from the Student Bar Association and the Women’s Law Caucus. The event also included the Hildy’s Cutback Award presentation, and recognized students who have received public interest postgraduate fellowships and students who have fulfilled and exceeded the Pro Bono Pledge. Elizabeth Bangs, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, presided. See the event program for a complete list of participants and honors: Awards Program 2022

2022 Justice Center Graduating Student Award winners Zoraima Pelaez, Alyssa Gordon, and Jacqueline Morales
Student Bar Association President Marissa Elder (far left) presented the 2022 SBA Teaching Awards to Edward Dawson, Jonathan Lass, Lucy Wood, Graham Strong and Steve Goode (not pictured David Gonzalez)


Women’s Law Caucus 2020-21 Professor of the Year Melissa Wasserman and 2021-22 Professor of the Year Angela Littwin
Professor Jay Westbrook (right) presented the 2022 Hildy’s Cutback Award to Josue Teniente











Mary Murphy, Career Counselor, Career Services Office (far left) with the 2022 Public Interest Postgraduate Fellows: back row Gardner Lange, Shanti Khanna, Michelle Juma, Samantha Acuna, Cassie Geiken, Emily Johnston, Sadie McLaughlin, and Caro Rivera Nelson; front row Zoraima Pelaez, Midushi Pandey, Veronikah Warms, and Samantha Westrum, all class of 2022. (not pictured Jill Applegate ’21, Chloe Kempf ’21, Liam Veazey ’22)
Mithoff Pro Bono Program Director Andrea Marsh (far left) with the 2022 Pro Bono Beacons: Emily Bloom, Liam Underwood, Michelle Nguyen, Alexa Bussmann, Apurba KC, Warren Bloom, Adarsh Parthasarathy, Sally Vandenberg, and Anthony Collier (not pictured Insiya Fatima Aziz)


See the Flickr album of photos.