Monday, September 10, 2018

Seeking Nominees for Human Rights Award

Francisco Rivera sends along this announcement from Santa Clara University:

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The Katharine & George Alexander Law Prize Committee is seeking nominations for the 2019 recipient of the annual Katharine & George Alexander Law Prize. The Committee also encourages the sharing of this message with friends and other contacts for additional Prize nominations.

Katharine and George Alexander created the Prize in 2008 to bring recognition to those who have used their legal careers to help alleviate injustice and inequity. Along with the recognition associated with the award, each recipient also receives a generous cash prize.

Nominees for the Prize must be advocates who have used their abilities in the field of law and shown brave commitment to alleviating injustice and inequity. 

The past four recipients of the Prize are: 

- Emily Arnold-Fern├índez, Executive Director of Asylum Access, a leading global refugee human rights organization (2018)


 - Paul Hoffman, human rights lawyer and partner in Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP  (2017);

  -Maria Foscarinis, founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty  (2016);

 -Martina E. Vandenberg, founder and president of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center (2015);

Nominations should be prepared on the form found

 Supporting materials explaining the merits of the nominee for the Prize can also be provided through that form. The deadline for submission of nominations is October 1, 2018.

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