Law Professor Receives Award from Equal Justice Works

Ilene Seidman


Clinical Law Professor Ilene Seidman received the Equal Justice Works 2007 Outstanding Law School Faculty Award on Oct.6, 2007, in Washington D.C..

The award, given each year, honors a law faculty member for outstanding work on behalf of students seeking careers in public interest law.

Nominated by students

“Ilene played an enormous role in the support, guidance, and inspiration we had while students, and this support continues in our current practice as public interest attorneys,” said Law School alumna Lindy Aldrich, who was one of 12 former students nominating Seidman for the award.

She and Kate Lawson, both 2006 graduates who now work at the Victim Rights Law Center, wrote several essays on Seidman’s behalf, detailing her exceptional teaching and guidance.

“She has been an invaluable source of guidance for me in my efforts to develop a legal career rooted in public interest,” said Lawson. “I would not have made it through law school without her commitment to my success and incredible mentorship.”

Professor Jeffrey Pokorak said that Seidman has advanced institutional support for public interest careers while providing individual counseling, guidance, and support to students. 

Seidman said she was honored to be nominated and delighted to be chosen for the award. “I was particularly gratified because the students worked so hard on the process, which seemed quite intense, and I was happy that their hard work paid off,” she said.

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