Each year, the Dean selects a graduating student to receive the Dean’s “Learn Law. Live Justice” Award.
It is awarded to a student who has not only been academically successful in learning law but also has learned what it means to live justice - to be committed to making clients’ lives better and our communities stronger. The recipient will be a student who has demonstrated selflessness, care for his or her classmates, respect for the faculty and staff, perseverance, and shows promise for embracing his or her new law degree as a force for good.
Below are past recipients of the Learn Law. Live Justice. Award:
- 2020: Anthony Alto
- 2019: Jeffery Carr (pictured right)
- 2018: Jzinae Jackson
- 2017: Brittany N. Lowe (pictured above, right)
- 2017: Elissa J. Schooler (pictured above, left)
- 2016: Leah Winsberg
- 2015: Elizabeth Bonham
- 2014: Nevin E. Johnson
- 2013: Sara Tackett
- 2012: Danielle Doza
- 2011: Sunny K. Nixon
- 2010: Alana C. Jochum
Inaugural Dean’s “Learn Law. Live Justice” Award Recipient:
Alana Jochum ’10
Alana Jochum continues to demonstrate her commitment to making clients’ lives better and communities stronger as executive director of Equality Ohio, a non-profit organization that advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Equality Ohio has worked closely with C|M|LAW’s Legal Clinics on several cases and has establish a state-wide legal clinic that specializes in LGBTQ issues. Jochum teamed with four C|MLAW professors to file an amicus brief on behalf of Equality Ohio that was cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in March 2018.