2018 UCLA Law entrepreneur contest winners ready environmental project for market

17 April 2019

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF LAW — A team of UCLA law students won $70,000 in seed funding for their company Mote in UCLA Law’s LMI-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs. UCLA Law alumnus Marc Kennedy ’18 is working with a new partner and using last year’s win as a launch pad to success.

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Yale Law alumnus named Guggenheim Fellow in poetry

12 April 2019

YALE LAW SCHOOL — Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16, who is a PhD in Law candidate at Yale Law School, has been named a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. Raised in Suitland, MD, Betts is a poet, memoirist, and lawyer, his writing and research investigate, explore, and grapple with the central role of incarceration to the American….

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Wayne State Law alumna to lead Conviction Integrity Unit

12 April 2019

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY — Wayne State Law alumna Valerie Newsman ’92, renowned as a champion for the rights of the wrongly accused, has a new job as head of the Conviction Integrity Unit with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Newsman spent 23 years with the State Appellate Defender Office.

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Wayne State Law alumna finds passion representing refugee children

12 April 2019

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY — Wayne State Law alumna Laura Barrera ’16 works for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law Immigration Clinic. Barrera represents unaccompanied refugee children in deportation proceedings before the Immigration Court and before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Wayne State Law alumna uses firsthand experience to aid immigrants

12 April 2019

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY — Wayne State Law alumnus Farah Al-khersan ’15 knows on many levels what her clients go through in their quest to live in America. Al-khersan is an immigration attorney in the Law Office of Michael Carlin PLLC in Ann Arbor, practicing family-based immigration and removal cases.

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Wayne State Law alumnus finds passion in immigration law, poverty law

12 April 2019

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY — Wayne State law alumnus Ruby Robinson ’11 is co-managing attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, an organization that spearheads the effort to stand up for immigrant rights in the state. The 11 attorneys of MIRC represent without charge all of the immigrant children in Michigan in federal foster care.

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Washington & Lee Law alumnus in the spotlight for advocacy work on homelessness

12 April 2019

THE COLUMNS — Washington & Lee Law alumnus Sam Petsonk ’13 was featured in West Virginia Living, detailing his advocacy work for the homeless in Charleston. Petsonk came to the assistance of the residents of a large tent city along the Elk River after local officials ordered the police to break up the camp.

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Washington & Lee Law couple launch eco-friendly outdoor company

12 April 2019

THE COLUMNS — From corporate big-law to outdoors gear connoisseurs, Washington & Lee Law couple Ferrell & Koral Alman, Class of 2012, are trailblazers. The dynamic duo walked away from lucrative corporate law gigs in Silicon Valley to build an eco-friendly outdoor company from the ground up.

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Washington & Lee Law alumnus to lead Northern Virginia Capital Defense Office

12 April 2019

THE COLUMNS — Daniel Goldman ’11 serves as the lead Capital Defender for the Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office, which represents poor persons charged with capital murder and facing the death penalty in the state courts. Goldman is the first Washington & Lee Law alumnus to head one of Virginia’s four regional capital defender offices.….

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Washington & Lee Law alumna wins State Bar of Michigan’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

12 April 2019

THE COLUMNS — Washington & Lee Law alumna Katie Abplanalp Brown, a partner with Maddin Hauser in Detroit and a 2005 graduate of the College and 2011 graduate of the Law School, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section.

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