Sponsors for educational opportunity (SEO) honored NYU Law for supporting the organization’s mission of helping students from underserved communities succeed in college and the workforce.
In accepting the award in April, Dean Richard Revesz said, “SEO’s mission aligns with the Law School’s longstanding commitment to supporting students from all backgrounds, in order to create more diverse classrooms, courtrooms, boardrooms, law firms, and public and private institutions.” Founded in 1963, SEO offers educational and career programs to hundreds of high school and college students and young professionals annually. The Law School’s association with SEO began when Peggy Cooper Davis, John S.R. Shad Professor of Lawyering and Ethics, adapted NYU Law’s acclaimed Lawyering Program to train SEO interns during the summer.
At the awards presentation, Revesz noted that a variety of programs at the Law School share the same objective, including TRIALS (Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools), a partnership with Harvard Law School and the Advantage Testing Foundation to assist college students from underrepresented communities who are interested in going to law school, and the AnBryce Scholarship Program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to outstanding J.D. students who are among the first in their family to pursue a graduate degree. “I truly believe in this approach to education,” Revesz concluded, “and I am thrilled that NYU can help make a difference through programs like yours.”
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