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2020 Alumni Exemplary Public Service Awards

Awards Ceremony: Friday, February 7, 2020

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2020 Alumni Award Recipients


Stephanie Delgado, JD ’14 (Rising Star)

Kids in Need of Defense

Los Angeles, CA


Pradine Saint-Fort, JD ’10 (Pro Bono Award)

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

New York, NY


Geoffrey B. Schmits, JD ’94

Volunteer New York!

Tarrytown, NY


Linda J. Slamon, JD ’93

New Hampshire Public Defender

Portsmouth, NH


Carolyn M. Wald, JD ’16 (Rising Star)

ACLU – LGBTQ & HIV Rights Project

Chicago, IL


Steven J. Yeager, JD ’04

Atkinson, Watkins & Hoffman

Las Vegas, NV


Champion for Public Service Award

Susan A. Rubinstein and Frederick A. Rubinstein, AB ‘53, LLB ‘55

New York, NY


Student Public Interest Prizes


The Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights was established from the estate of Professor Emeritus Harrop A. Freeman, J.D. 1930, J.S.D. 1945.

A cash prize is awarded to the law student or students who have made the greatest contribution during their law school career to civil-human rights.

  • Emily Armbruster
  • Diana Caraveo Parra
  • Arielle Wisbaum

The Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law was established by Stanley E. Gould, J.D. 1954.

A cash prize is awarded each year to a third-year student or students who have shown outstanding dedication to serving public-interest law and public-interest groups.

  • Grace Brosofsky
  • Emily Szopinski

The Seymour Herzog Memorial Prize was endowed in honor of the late Seymour Herzog, LL.B. 1936.

A cash prize is awarded each year to a student or students who demonstrate excellence in the law and commitment to public-interest law, combined with a love of sports.

  • Carey Buxton
  • Samuel Macomber
  • Austin Vance