The Feinstein Institute for Legal Service recently celebrated the stellar public service of the class of 2012. The Institute’s annual reception brings together students, faculty and staff from the law school as well as some of the top lawyers and judges from across the state to thank those who mentor our students and to honor the contribution our students make to the community. Among the luminaries in attendance were Rhode Island Chief Justice Paul Suttell, Judge Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Patricia Sullivan of Edwards, Wildman, who was recently appointed as a federal magistrate, as well as many top public interest lawyers who mentor our students through our externship and public service programs.
A list of our exceptional student and alumni award winners is below, with pictures
2012 Public Interest Alumni Award - Akin Adepoju
2012 Public Service Award - Jaime Rogers
2012 Pro Bono Collaborative Award - Amy Goins
2012 Clinical Legal Education Association Award - Jaime Rogers - Recognition for Public Service
2012 Kathleen M. Birt Memorial, Conflict Resolution Prize - Julie Tran
2012 Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Chapter, Law Student Ethics Award - Erica Prager
2012 Homeless Legal Clinic Award - Eden Sears
In addition, more than 70 students were recognized for having contributed 100+ hours of law-related public service or two summers of public interest work, more proof of RWU Law's commitment to public service.
From left to right starting in front: Amy Goins, Julie Tran, Michele Nichols, Rosemary Gushiken,Katherine Kaletski, Erika Prager, Lydia Dawson, Heather Clickner, Mary-Rose Watson, Christen Laurence, Jennifer Magaw, Sheila Vennell O'Rourke, Victoria Miranda, Jenna Pingitore, Amanda Montgomery, Kimberly Raugh, Jennifer Gonzalez, Jaime Johnson, Kristin Fitzharris, Brandon Fontaine, David Ellison, Joshua Hoffman and Jaime Rogers
Chief Justice Paul Suttell, Patricia Sullivan, Judge William Clifton
Erika Prager, Katherine Kaletski, Jaime Rogers and Criminal Defense Clinic Director,
Patricia Sullivan and Judge Rogeriee Thompson
Philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein
Eliza Vorenberg, Amy Goins, Suzy Harrington-Steppen