Student Awards


photo of graduating student award recipients
2019 Graduating Student Award winner (l-r) Seti Tesefay, Leah Rodriguez, Laura Mahler, Haley Farrell, Kiah DeBolt, Josh Brody, Kara Blomquist, and Marissa Balonon-Rosen

The Justice Center fosters engagement in public interest law, public service, and pro bono activities by honoring student commitment and excellence in these areas. Each spring, the Justice Center recognizes up to six graduating law students. The selection committee considers students’ work in public interest, pro bono, government, legislative, and other non-profit sectors, as well as their participation in law school clinical courses and contributions to pro bono projects and student groups. At least one award recognizes commitment to pro bono activities and at least one award recognizes commitment to government service, in addition to other service.

Application Information

The application period for the class of 2021 has closed. Information for the class of 2022 will be posted in spring 2022.

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