Each spring we request nominations for the Claire M. Corcoran Award. The Award was established in 1990 with the creation of a memorial fund established in memory of Claire M. Corcoran, a graduate of the Law School's Class of 1989 who passed away suddenly on December 20, 1989. The Corcoran Award is presented to one or two 2L students who have demonstrated, as Ms. Corcoran did, an exceptional commitment to public service. In addition to the honor of being designated as the Corcoran Award recipient, the selected student will receive a cash prize of $1,500; should two students receive the Award, they will receive $750 each.
Students, staff and faculty members who wish to nominate a 2L student should submit a written statement of no more than 500 words to Sejal Jhaveri, PILA President, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 8th, 2015.
Among other things, the statement may address the nominee's pro bono work, his/her summer work in public service law, relevant information about the work (volunteer or otherwise) the nominee did before law school, and the nominee's career goals. A panel of students and administrators will decide the Claire Corcoran recipient(s).
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful nominations!
The PILA Board