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Philip Alston was appointed by the UN secretary-general to serve on the Central African Republic Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Events Since January 1, 2013.
The Clinical Legal Education Association gave Claudia Angelos the 2015 award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers.
Neil Barofsky ’95, a partner at Jenner & Block, was tapped to monitor Credit Suisse Group AG after the bank pleaded guilty to helping Americans evade taxes.
Lauren Burke ’09, co-founder of Atlas: DIY, and Michael Lwin ’09, co-founder and managing director of Koe Koe Tech, received Echoing Green’s 2014 Global Fellowships, which support emerging social entrepreneurs.
Lawrence Byrne ’84 was appointed as the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for legal matters.
Yan Cao ’13 and Geoffrey Wertime ’14 were named 2015 Skadden Fellows.
Amy Marshak ’11 and Matthew Shahabian ’11 will clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, respectively, in the 2015–16 term.
Wendy Scott ’80 began her tenure as the Mississippi College School of Law’s first African American dean.
Max Bernstein ’15, Ijeoma Eke ’16, Rahul Hari ’16, and Neil Thakore ’15 took first place at the White Collar Crime Invitational, hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center Barristers’ Council.
Rahul Hari ’16 also won Baylor Law School’s 2015 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition with a 6-0 record.
Amanda Russo ’15 won Best Direct Examination at the National Trial Advocacy Competition Region 2, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section.
Jeremy Schiffres ’16 and William Simoneaux ’16, led by coach Sarah Dowd ’15, won the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.
Dian Yu ’16 was awarded the 2014 Dennis R. Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.