Group of Nine Current and Former Seton Hall Law Students Will Receive Outstanding Law Student Pro Bono Awards.
February 9, 2023
On February 15th, 2023, the NJSBA will hold its annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony, recognizing 20 people in six different award categories for their “outstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services to New Jersey’s underserved residents.” For the first time the NJSBA is awarding a student pro bono award titled the “Outstanding Law Student Pro Bono Awards” and the recipients will be two teams of Seton Hall Law students - one of the teams being Professor Paula Franzese’s team of Leadership Fellows.
"The groundbreaking work that they did continues to be used to guide victims of intimate partner violence on their rights and ways to achieve safety and redress."
Paula Franzese, Professor of Law
This award recognizes “an individual law student or students who excelled in supporting pro bono or legal aid programs for underserved communities.” In total, nine current and former Seton Hall Law students will be recognized for developing a series of informational videos for survivors of domestic and sexual violence who represented themselves in restraining order hearings. Professor Franzese commended the students on their achievement, saying “This is a fantastic achievement. The groundbreaking work that they did continues to be used to guide victims of intimate partner violence on their rights and ways to achieve safety and redress.”
Congratulations to the recipients: Erin N. Romano, Sarah Souaid, Mallory E. Garvin, Emre Tutuncu, Kaitlin R. Principato, Jaden W. Jackson, Brian M. Smith, Kiah B. Murphy, and Alexis Mitchell. Hear from the recipients and read the full NJSBA article here: https://tcms.njsba.com/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabID=1776