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April 2012

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Women’s Advocacy Award

Cari Haaland, Assistant Dean for Admissions and International Studies 

Alex (center), is pictured with classmates who also worked to form the nonprofit, Katie Wertheim and McKinzie Hopkins. Other students involved were Mike Biver and Kathryn Short, not pictured.

Alex (center), is pictured with classmates who also worked to form the nonprofit, Katie Wertheim and McKinzie Hopkins. Other students involved were Mike Biver and Kathryn Short, not pictured.

I attended an award ceremony on Thursday, April 19th where one of our current 3L students, Alex Campion, and one of our incoming law students, Lisa Johnson, both won the Pauline Lambert Women’s Advocacy Award for taking initiative in challenging problems that exist around gender issues. The awards were presented by the University Advocates for Women and Equity.  Our 3L, Alex, worked with a group of other law students to create the Center for Girl’s Leadership. www.centerforgirlsleadership.org

The mission statement reads, “Inspiring Girls Today to Lead Tomorrow” with a vision statement of “Leaders are not just defined by their titles or positions, but also by their actions. The Center for Girls’ Leadership believes any girl can be a leader at home, at school, and in her community.  We seek to empower girls today to pave a strong pathway to equality in leadership.  Girls are encouraged to create something extraordinary and to inspire others to do the same.”   The nonprofit organization hosted their first event on Saturday, February 25th at UST.  They invited high school and college women to the leadership workshop.  Continue Reading