NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Law School recently honored five members of its 2016 class for academic excellence, service and leadership.
The school awarded Laura Cannon, Lori Dowell and Claire Galley with its Tulane 34 Award. The award is named after the year the university was founded in 1834.
“This award recognizes graduating students – undergrad and grad – who epitomize service, scholarship and leadership," Dusty Porter, vice president of student affairs at Tulane University told the Louisiana Record. "Individual schools at Tulane select the students who best represent those qualities."
Only 34 graduates a year throughout the entire university receive the award.
Cannon worked as an assistant to Professor Keith Werhan and was senior managing editor of the Tulane Law Review. She was Tulane Law Women president and a representative of the Dean’s Advisory Committee. She will start as an associate for McGlinchey Stafford in the fall.
Dowell logged more than 650 pro bono service hours during her time at the school. She interned with the New Orleans Immigration Court and served as the Tulane Law Review research editor. She will join Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell in the fall.
Galley was chief justice of Tulane Law’s moot court program in 2015-2106. She organized the Mardi Gras Invitational Competition and was on the first-place mediator team at the International Academy of Dispute Resolutions 14th Annual International Law School Mediation Championship. She will join the Kullman Law Firm.
Tulane Law School also named Kyle Satterfield and Jamar Green as Student Crest Award winners. The award honors students for their excellence in leadership, scholarship and community service as well as initiative and promise in campus leadership.
“The Student Crest award is an annual event that recognizes student leadership and student organization,” Porter said. “There is an individual award that goes to a student leader and an award that goes to a faculty adviser. Individuals are nominated by students, faculty or staff, and there is a committee that reviews the nominations.”
Satterfield won the James F. Kilroy Provost’s Award for scholastic excellence and served as the Tulane Law Review’s 2015-2016 editor-in-chief. Following graduation, he will clerk for the U.S. District Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan and then join Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
In 2018-2019, he will clerk for Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo.
Green was honored with the Service and Leadership Award for significant contributions to the community. He is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and commissioned officer, who spent seven years in active duty and continues to serve in the reserves. He plans to work for a district attorney’s office after graduation.
“The students are very honored to be selected,” Porter said. “The 1834 event is held on commencement weekend so the students' families can be there to see their honor. The Crest awards happen earlier than that, but many students come to the ceremony so they are able to be recognized by their peers.”