Carolyn Hsu '09 and Deborah Gettleman '09 Honored at Public Service Graduation
Carolyn Hsu '09 and Deborah Gettleman '09 were honored with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award at the 2009 Public Service Graduation on April 24 at the University Club on Old Davis Road. The annual event, which celebrates students completing the King Hall Public Service Law Program, also included a keynote speech by Julia R. Wilson, executive director of both the Legal Aid Association of California and Public Interest Clearinghouse.
In an impressive demonstration of the King Hall community's ongoing commitment to public service, almost half of the Class of 2009 completed the Public Service Law Program, an academic certification program designed to prepare students for public service careers. Nineteen students were nominated for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, which is given each year to a graduating student or students who exemplify Dr. King's vision and commitment to public service.
In addition to Wilson's keynote speech, the event also included remarks by Faculty Speaker Professor Raha Jorjani. Both stressed the pressing social need for attorneys willing to do public interest work and the personal satisfaction they derive from working in public interest law.
Several King Hall faculty members were in attendance, including Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Associate Dean Vikram Amar, Professor Emeritus Cruz Reynoso, and Professors Jennifer Chacón, Courtney Joslin, John Oakley, Holly Cooper, Krystal Callaway Jaime, Dylan Malagrino, Amagda Pérez, and Carter White, as well as Director of Academic Success Emily Randon, Alumni Board President Steve Boutin '72, and Board Member Jeffrey Leacox '88.
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