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Tulane Law students and programs honored at 2006 Equal Justice Works and PSLawNet conferences

October 25, 2006

Tulane Law School played an especially active role in this year’s  Equal Justice Works  Conference and Career Fair in Washington DC on October 19th and 20th, 2006.  Sixteen Tulane law students attended, along with Assistant Director of Career Development Russa Kittredge .  Tulane students were honored, a prestigious award was named in memory of Tulane Law School’s former Dean, John Kramer, and presentations throughout the conference highlighted Tulane Law School’s programs, activities, and students.

NALP , The Association for Legal Career Professionals, held its annual PSLawNet Mini-Conference the day before the  Equal Justice Works  events. The Mini-Conference is a national gathering of public interest law advisors sponsored by PSLawNet , NALP’s Public Service Law Network Worldwide, a network of more than 170 law schools and 11,000 law-related public interest organizations. The group honored Tulane Law School 3rd year student Morgan Williams with its 2006 Pro Bono Publico Award in recognition of his efforts in founding the Student Hurricane Network .

At the 20th Annual Equal Justice Works Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 19th at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC, the late former dean of Tulane Law School, John R. Kramer, was remembered and honored, as Equal Justice Works announced its decision to name its award for outstanding law school dean in his memory..

During ceremonies, Morgan Williams, Tulane 3rd-year law student, accepted the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Exemplary Public Service Award on behalf of the Student Hurricane Network . Mary Nagle, Tulane Law 2nd-year student, was also among those student organizers on stage during the acceptance of the award, which came with a $5000 prize. Williams shared in his speech that the cash award will be used to further the ongoing efforts of the legal relief organization he co-founded.

The Equal Justice Works Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the nation with over 1200 students and 150 employers participating each year. Tulane Law students interviewed with organizations and agencies from across the country at the career fair and also had the opportunity to meet with employers during conference events. The conference featured several information programs for students and law school professionals. Russa Kittredge, Assistant Director of Tulane Law’s Career Development Office , moderated a panel on Careers in Environmental Law for the law school professionals conference track. The program featured a panel of environmental attorneys active in government, public interest, and private firm practice who spoke of their experiences and shared information about the current outlook for job opportunities in the field. 

Tulane Law School is a Sponsor member of Equal Justice Works and provided financial support to students and alumni attending the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Tulane’s Public Interest Law Foundation provided additional support to those attending by offering travel grants to defray the costs of transportation and lodging. For more information, contact Russa Kittredge  in Tulane Law’s Career Development Office .


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