Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The legal writing professors at Nova Southeastern teach a course called Lawyering Skills and Values (LSV).
This year, full professor Charlene Smith, who teaches both LSV and Torts, received the University’s 12th Annual Student Life Achievement Award (STUEY), as Co-Curricular Advisor of the Year. The STUEYs are university-wide awards presented annually to members of the Nova Southeastern community to recognize excellence in scholarship, leadership, involvement, service, commitment, integrity and inclusion. The award recipients in ten different categories were selected by a University committee based on nominations from each of the University’s 17 graduate and undergraduate program centers. Charlene was nominated by the Law Center in recognition of her involvement as the Executive Director of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights.
And Assistant Professor Heather Baxter, who teaches LSV and Criminal Procedure, received the Stephanie Aleong Impact Award. The Law Center’s Student Bar Association created the award in 2009 in memory of Professor Aleong, following her sudden death after a difficult battle with cancer. This unusual award consists of two parts: First, the Law Center faculty selects one student each year who is well-rounded and exemplifies the ideals of compassion, involvement in school and community activities, hard work, and dedication. Then that student selects the faculty member who had the greatest impact during his or her law school career.
Congratulations to Charlene and Stepanie!
hat tip: Elena Langan