Cornell Law School Office of Public Service Short

2017 Alumni Exemplary Public Service Award

Awards Ceremony: Friday, February 17, 2017

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Alumni Awardees

Samuel Angell ‘88
Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Community Defender Office, Philadelphia, PA

Ronna Blau ‘72
Deputy Chief Attorney, NYS Mental Hygiene Legal Services, First Department, New York, NY

Lynn W.L. Fahey ‘70
Attorney-in-Charge, Appellate Advocates, New York, NY

Naomi Post ‘79
Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund, New York, NY

Deborah Press ’09 (Rising Star Award)
Director of Regulatory Affairs, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Washington, DC

Katherine Rybak ‘79
Staff Attorney, Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Evansville, IN

Jeffrey Vogt ‘99
Legal Director, International Trade Union Confederation, Washington, DC

Leslie Wheelock ‘84
Director of the Office of Tribal Relations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Student Public Interest Prize-Winners
(all class of 2017)

Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights
Awarded annually to the law student or students who have made the greatest contributions during his or her law school career to civil-human rights: Krsna Avila, Julie Bloch, Samantha Elliott, Nicole Gonzalez, Nick Jacques, Caity Saggese, Nathan Smith, Adena Wayne

Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law
Awarded annually to a third year student or students who have shown outstanding dedication to serving public interest law and public interest groups:  Michael Contino, Ellen Parodi, Clea Weiss

Seymour Herzog Memorial Prize
Awarded annually to a student or students who demonstrate excellence in the law and commitment to public interest law, combined with a love of sports: Tim Darby, Sarah Estabrook