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Three Law Grads Receive Tulane's Crest Award

May 17, 2018

Crest Award

Annie Hundley, Marisa Andrews and Manuel Guzman-Garrow, all third-year law students, were honored with the prestigious Crest Award, one of Tulane’s highest honors for students. The three graduate on Saturday.

Three graduating law students have been awarded the prestigious Crest Award, one of Tulane’s highest honors recognizing graduate and undergraduate students.

The three, all members of the Class of 2018, are:
•    Marisa Andrews, recipient of the Dean Donald R. Moore Award;
•    Annie Hundley, who received the James F. Kilroy Provost Award;
•    Manuel Guzman-Garrow, who was awarded the Service and Leadership Award

The Crest Awards are a unified campus recognition of student efforts outside the classroom, demonstrating excellence in leadership, scholarship, and community service, as well as initiative and promise in campus leadership.  Sponsored annually by the Division of Student Affairs, the recipients were nominated by the law school.

See the full list of winners here.

Andrews, Executive President of the Student Bar Association, led the umbrella governing organization over approximately 40 law student organizations with an annual budget of $130,000. Andrews showed “exemplary leadership skills” and ran SBA “without a hitch,” wrote Assistant Dean of Students Abby Gaunt in her nomination letter.

Additionally, Andrews worked on several initiatives for the law school, including reorganizing and updating the Mentor/Mentee Program, and pushing for more streamlined student organization practices, Gaunt wrote.

“As the principal liaison between the administration and students through her position as president and through her role on the Dean’s Advisory Committee, she is a strong advocate for her peers,” Gaunt wrote. “In her role as Executive President, Marisa serves as the primary point of contact for administrators and faculty seeking student involvement and input, and she is always ready to represent the law school and her peers.”

Hundley, who is an honor student in her graduating class, showed exemplary scholarship, leadership and dedication to the law school.

“Achieving such academic success while serving in the demanding role of Editor in Chief of the prestigious Tulane Law Review is truly exceptional,” wrote Gaunt in nominating Hundley.

 Gaunt noted Hundley’s effort to produce one of the largest editions of Tulane’s flagship journal, which was dedicated post-humously to professor A.N. Yiannopoulos for his contribution to the Louisiana civil law.

Professor Ron Scalise, the faculty advisor for Law Review, noted that, “Annie consistently exhibits thoughtful and mature judgment in her role as EIC of the Tulane Law Review. . .
Her standards and conduct serve as a model for her fellow students and law review members.”

Guzman-Garrow came to Tulane after working for several years in public service at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York as an investigative analyst. In his first year, Guzman-Garrow helped reform the law school’s Disability and Health Law Society. He also has worked as Student Affairs Chair for the Student Bar Association and as a representative on the Deans’ Advisory Committee (DAC), a group of students who work with the administration to address student issues and concerns.

“In these roles, Guzman-Garrow has given his time and energy to improve the experience of his fellow law students and the larger law school community,” wrote Gaunt in her nomination letter, adding also that Guzman worked as a representative on the university-wide disciplinary board.

“In this role, he served as a student voice in evaluating allegations of student misconduct,” Gaunt wrote. “Manuel brought maturity, thoughtfulness, and superb analytical skills to these incredibly complex, time-consuming, and emotional cases.”


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