Erika Johnson ’17 wins David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award

2017 Commencement Awards – Erika Johnson ’17

Erika Johnson is this year’s winner of the David A. Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award, which is named in honor of the late Clinical Professor David Grossman ’88 and recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in representing individual clients and undertaking advocacy or policy reform projects.

Making History

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Harvard Law School has produced plenty of senators, Supreme Court justices and two presidents, but no graduate has ever served as vice president. This election has presented the first opportunity in decades to end that drought with both Democrat Tim Kaine ’83 and Libertarian William Weld ’70 on the ballot as vice presidential candidates.

Chad Baker ’15 wins Kaufman Pro Bono Award

Chad Baker (Kaufman Award)

This year’s Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award was presented to Chad Baker, honored for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to improving and delivering high quality volunteer legal services to disadvantaged communities. Baker contributed over 2000 pro bono hours working with the Tenant Advocacy Project, the Prison Legal Assistance Project, and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

‘Justice for all the Earth’

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A group of 29 foreign military lawyers, representing 21 countries, and enrolled in the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies (DIILS) (a program run by the program run by the U.S. Department of Defense), toured Harvard Law School on June 7 at the invitation of John Fitzpatrick ’87, a supervising attorney and senior clinical instructor at the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.

Toiling in the Fields of Redemption

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“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”
Those words, written by noted death penalty lawyer Bryan Stevenson ’85, were very much on the mind of Katie Wozencroft ’09 this summer, when she made the four-hour drive from Atlanta to an Alabama prison where condemned prisoners are executed.