Four Students Honored at Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception

OU Law hosted the Pro Bono Awards Reception where four students were honored for their public service and many other granted fellowships.  The evening featured Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company. 

2014 Outstanding Student Award Winners

Ally Simon was named the Outstanding Graduating Student for contributing nearly 1000 hours to Pros for Africa and the ACLU. 

The Outstanding 1L Student Pro Bono Award went to Grace Garcia who as a first year law student spent 69 hours volunteering for the Victim Protection Order Program and Legal Aid of Oklahoma. 

Cathleen Brantley won the Outstanding 2L Student Pro Bono Award for volunteering 520 hours at the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women, the U.S. Department of State, End Sex Trafficking Day, and the ACLU. 

The Outstanding 3L Student Pro Bono Award went to David Jenkins for his 554 hours of work at the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office. 
 
2014 SUMMER FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

ANSCHUTZ FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS
Riley Bisher
Daniel Buran 
Allison Daugherty
John Curtis
Katy Hamstra
Hilary Hudson
Eric Kroier
Amanda Lee
Kaitlin Polachek
Jeff Swigart
Ashley Zamudio

DAVID L. BOREN AND MOLLY SHI BOREN PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIPS
Lydia Anderson
Kayla Argo
Andrew Casey
Hilary Hudson
Amanda Lee
Benjamin Lundquist
Abby Nathan
Tiffany Noble
Selby Rains
Abigail Ryan
Zachary Stuart
Phillip White

CINDY FOLEY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
Kaitlin Polachek

GABLEGOTWALS PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIP
Crystal Valdez

MARJORIE P. MAUTE MEMORIAL PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIPS
Corrie White
Cate Brantley

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION FELLOWSHIP
Andrew Casey

JOHN PAUL STEVENS PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIPS
Melissa Elaroua
Lisa Torneten

2014 SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PLACEMENTS
ACLU, Oklahoma
Bingham Centre for Rule of Law, London
Collin Count, Texas District Attorney
Cru Legal Counsel, Orlando, Florida
Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice, D.C.
DHS Child Support Services
Harris County, Texas District Attorney
Lighthouse Legal Ministries, Ashtabula, Ohio
Love146, Houston, Texas
Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
Oklahoma Legal Aid
Oklahoma County District Attorney
Oklahoma County Public Defender
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
San Diego County, California District Attorney
Tarrant County, Texas District Attorney, Crimes Against Children Unit
Texas Attorney General, Antitrust Section
Trinty Legal Clinic
United States Attorney, Appellate Division
United States Attorney, Western District of Oklahoma
United States Attorney, Northern District of Oklahoma
United States EEOC
USAID, Ethiopia

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