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Five Tulane Law students win 2016 university-wide awards

May 13, 2016

Five students universitywide awards 2016 Trio

Tulane Law School Class of 2016 members Lori Dowell, Laura Cannon and Claire Galley each received Tulane 34 Award, the highest university-wide honor for graduating students.

Photo by Abby Gaunt

Five students universitywide awards 2016 Kyle

Tulane Law School Class of 2016 member Kyle Satterfield, speaking at the Tulane Law Review banquet, received the James F. Kilroy Provost’s Award, a university-wide honor for graduating graduate students.

Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer

Five students universitywide awards 2016 Jamar

Tulane Law School Class of 2016 member Jamar Green, here at the fall swearing-in for clinic student-attorneys, received the Service and Leadership Award, a university-wide recognition for graduating graduate students.

Photo by Kathy Anderson

Five members of Tulane Law School’s Class of 2016 have received university-wide honors for their academic excellence, service and leadership.

Laura Cannon, Lori Dowell and Claire Galley received the Tulane 34 Award, named for the year the university was founded. Only 34 graduating students from across all disciplines are recognized with the award annually.

Kyle Satterfield and Jamar Green received Student Crest Awards, which recognize students for excellence in leadership, scholarship and community service, as well as initiative and promise in campus leadership.

Tulane 34 Awards

Laura Cannon, from Mandeville, received an undergraduate degree in political science and history from Tulane University. During law school, she was senior managing editor of the Tulane Law Review, worked as a research assistant to Professor Keith Werhan, tutored first-year students, served as Tulane Law Women president and was the student representative on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for three years. She received a national Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for her law review comment Indecent Communications: Revenge Porn and Congressional Intent of § 230(c). She clerked for U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown and Chief Judge Sarah Vance and is set to start as an associate for McGlinchey Stafford in New Orleans in the fall.  

Lori Dowell, from Carthage, Tennessee, and Kenner, received a master’s degree from Tulane University. She logged more than 650 pro bono service hours during her three law school years, interning with the New Orleans Immigration Court, assisting Loyola University’s Immigration Law Clinic and volunteering with Catholic Charities of New Orleans to help prospective U.S. citizens complete naturalization paperwork. She was treasurer for Latino-focused law group La Alianza del Derecho and represented Tulane at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2016 Diversity Conclave. She served as Tulane Law Review research editor, senior fellow for the international LLM students’ legal research and writing courses, a member of the search committee for the Cowen Chair in Latin American Policy Studies and a judicial extern for U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown. Dowell is set to join Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell in Alexandria in the fall.

Claire Galley, from DeQuincy, Louisiana, served as 2015-2016 chief justice of Tulane Law’s moot court program, which fields 12 student teams for trial, appellate, negotiation/mediation and arbitration competitions and organizes the annual Mardi Gras Invitational Competition that draws teams from 25 other law schools. As a moot court competitor, she was on the first-place mediator team at the International Academy of Dispute Resolution’s 14th Annual International Law School Mediation Championship in London and semifinalist at the Third Annual Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition. She also served as the student presentation coordinator for the Tulane Inn of Court and tutored first-year students. She’s set to join the Kullman Law Firm in New Orleans in the fall.

Crest Awards

Kyle Satterfield received the James F. Kilroy Provost’s Award, which recognizes one graduating graduate student who has excelled scholastically, has a distinguished record of involvement and has excelled as a student leader on campus. Satterfield, who’s from Baltimore, received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University. He served as the Tulane Law Review’s 2015-16 editor in chief, leading a team of 60 students in publishing about 1,400 pages. He also helped organize the law review’s symposium, an academic event that attracts practitioners and academics.  After law school, he has accepted a highly competitive district court clerkship. He has conducted student tours through the Admissions Office and served as a senior fellow in the legal writing program. After graduation, he’s set to clerk for U.S. District Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan in New Orleans, then work for Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and clerk for 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo (L ’86) in 2018-19.

Jamar Green received the Service and Leadership Award, which recognizes one graduating graduate student who has made significant contributions to the community through outstanding community service and leadership. Green, from Ball, Louisiana, is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and commissioned officer who spent seven years on active duty before law school and continues to serve in the reserves. At Tulane, he volunteered 380 hours of pro bono legal services to several organizations, including the Idea Village, where he helped startups create business models and engage in customer development. He also worked as a student attorney in the Tulane Juvenile Litigation Clinic, interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and worked in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown. He was the only law student member of the New Orleans Bar Associations Young Lawyers Division and was a member of the Tulane Inn of Court. He plans to work for a district attorney’s office after graduation. 


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