Justin Pruett (’11) has been awarded the 2010 Law Student Ethics Awards presented by the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel at a dinner on April 15th at the Union Club in Boston. The Chapter created the awards program to recognize and encourage the ethical practice of law at the earliest stages of a young lawyers professional career, and at the same time to shine a spotlight on ethics more generally, demonstrating that the legal community values lawyers who are guided by ethical principles.
The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, is given to students from law schools across the Northeast who have demonstrated an early commitment to ethics through their work in a clinical program representing their first real clients.
Under the direction of Professor Mary Holper, the Roger Williams University School of Law Faculty overwhelmingly selected Justin as this year’s recipient. Justin, we congratulate you on this special recognition and award!
It was the icing on the cake for a semester to remember for the talented 2L from Tennessee: in addition to the ACC Award, Justin was elected President of the Student Bar Association, and helped win a national moot court championship, covered in an earlier blog post. Click here for a blog on the Wechsler Criminal Law Moot Court Competition.
Enjoy these additional photos from the evening:
Front row, L to R: Zana Audy – Northeastern University School of Law, Anna Evans – Boston College Law School, Caitlin Beresin – New England Law | Boston, Allison Ahern – Suffolk University Law School, Hanna Wason – Franklin Pierce Law Center
Back row, L to R: Justin Pruett – Roger Williams University School of Law, Diana Vogel, - Vermont Law School, Margaret Francis – Harvard Law School, Alistair Reader – Boston University School of Law
Not shown: Staci Zaretsky – Western New England College School of Law, Nicole Wakely – University of Maine Law School
Robert Morsilli, Attorney at law Jackson Lewis, Boston,
Assistant Dean Bastone and Justin Pruett.
Justin Pruett and Claudia J. Gilman, Vice President and
General Counsel International, Boston Scientific Corporation
Assistant Dean Bastone & Justin Pruett and Louise Rothery, Executive Director
of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Boston