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College of Law student wins award from the Louisiana State Bar Association

May 2, 2008

Shane May, a Loyola University New Orleans law student, will receive the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2008 Pro Bono Publico Law Student Award during the association’s annual meeting on May 20 at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans.

The Law Student Award is given annually to a student from an American Bar Association accredited law school in the state of Louisiana who has demonstrated a dedication to providing legal services to the poor. The student must be in good academic standing and meet his or her law school’s requirements regarding public interest involvement. Other criteria include being a model for fellow volunteers, providing leadership or initiating a new program.

May was nominated by Bradley Black and Davida Finger, staff attorneys at Loyola University’s Law Clinic’s Katrina Clinic. “Shane went above and beyond his pro bono requirements in helping those affected by the hurricanes with their hurricane related legal issues. Though he helped in many ways, his background in home construction and contracting was very helpful to those who were victims of contractor fraud,” Black said.

The Katrina Clinic is a joint project of the Loyola Law Clinic and the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. Its goal is to bring legal services and information to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Law student volunteers from Loyola and other law schools from around the country as well as volunteer attorneys contribute to the Katrina Clinic.

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