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Moritz Federalist Society Chapter Award

Moritz Federalist Society named National Student Chapter of the Year

The Moritz College of Law Federalist Society Student Chapter was awarded the 2016-2017 James Madison Award for Student Chapter of the Year at The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies’ national student symposium earlier this month.

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Justice for Children Clinic earns asylum for client

After two years of tireless and dedicated work, the Justice for Children Clinic has learned that one of its clients was granted asylum—a remarkable triumph. The clinic’s efforts on the case were led by a team of students under the guidance of Professor Kimberly Jordan.

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3L fulfills passion for helping others as OSLJ note editor

Like many, having the opportunity to help and make an impact on people’s lives is what initially drove 3L Neil Scott to become a lawyer, but his drive has also grown to include a passion for helping his fellow law students.

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Moritz moot court teams compete at prestigious national competitions

Congratulations to the Moritz College of Law moot court teams who recently competed at two of the top moot court competitions in the country – the National Moot Court Competition in New York City and the Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court Championships in Houston.

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3L studies with renowned philosopher through Oxford Semester Program

Taking private classes with a world renowned philosopher is something many students can only dream of. For 3L Aryeh Younger that dream became reality when he spent the spring semester studying in England as part of the Oxford Study Abroad Semester Program.

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2L uses lessons learned in the pool to succeed in law school

2L Abby Chin credits her extensive training in the pool in the years leading up to competing in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for giving her the tools necessary to succeed in law school.

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2L explores her passion over the summer in Washington, D.C.

Pursuing a career in law after studying neuroscience during her undergraduate studies may not be a path well-traveled, but it was always in the back of 2L Mary Csarny’s mind. She had the chance to put her scientific background to use this summer through an externship at the FDA in D.C.

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2L gains substantive work experience through Washington, D.C., Summer Program

For 2L Javier Lopez, an externship in the capital city helped lay the groundwork for his remaining years in law school and a successful career after graduation. The Washington, D.C., Summer Program, places students like Lopez in substantive externships alongside a quality academic program.

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1L pursues law degree as another means to serve

1L Amy Riedel has always felt a strong commitment to community and service. Her time in the Navy and her volunteer work led her to pursue a J.D. in hopes of making a difference in multi-planetary exploration and resource cultivation as the world looks toward the future.

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3L student uses time in law school to prepare for career in public interest field

A passion for social justice drives much of what 3L Marla Trinidad does on a day to day basis – from volunteering with local groups to interning with the Legal Aid Society of NYC to serving as the new executive director for the Moritz’s Pro Bono Research Group.

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1L hopes to use J.D. to bring joy to others

1L Charles V. Thomas, Jr. is a man on a mission. Every morning, he tells himself that he is going to do something that day to make someone smile because he genuinely believes the world would be a much better place if people focused more on helping the people around them.

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3L spends summer helping immigrant workers in Illinois

Law school was always in the plans for 3L Madison Mackay. An opportunity to study abroad during her undergraduate studies, however, provided the catalyst to helping her find an area of the law she’s most passionate about – immigration law.

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