The Poverty Law Center recognizes students, faculty and alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice for the poor. Recipients are chosen from nominations submitted to the Gillis Long office. Awards are presented at the annual spring Distinguished Speaker Lecture.
At the heart of the Poverty Law Center, and a primary reason for its success, is William P. Quigley, L'77, Janet Mary Rilery Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, who has served as the center's director since 1991.
"The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center has been a great success and is a tremendous resource for Loyola," says Quigley. "Over the past 15 years, the center has made major accomplishments in the area of poverty law, and we hope to continue to do so for many more years to come."
The Poverty Law Center congratulates the 2012 Public Service Award recipients:
Matthew Livaccari, J.D. '09, Charles Long, J.D. '93, Gavin Rush, J.D. '11, the Honorable Paul Sens, J.D. '81, Barbara Siefken, J.D. '06, law student Maria Dugas, and Kathleen Breaux, assistant to the associate dean for student affairs.