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Equal Justice Works Honors Three Lawyers For Public Service Contributions

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2009
The Blog of Legal Times
Jeff Jeffrey

Larry Kramer was honored by Equal Justice Works with the John R. Kramer Outstanding Law School Dean award for his leadership in public service:

Last night, Washington lawyers gathered to celebrate one of the finer aspects of the legal profession--the spirit of public service.

At the annual Equal Justice Works awards dinner, held in the atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building, the organization honored three lawyers who have dedicated themselves to putting their legal skills to work for some of society's least well off.

Equal Justice Works provides two-year fellowships to young lawyers who implement public works projects in under-served communities. At last night’s dinner, David Stern, who serves as chief executive officer of the organization, announced that this year's awards dinner raised over $1.43 million.


Equal Justice Works also honored Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer with the John R. Kramer Outstanding Law School Dean award for his leadership of Stanford’s effort to make the law school more public service oriented. Under Larry Kramer’s watch, Stanford has expanded its clinical education program, pushed law students to pursue public service after they graduate, and built the international law program to support the increasing globalization of law practice.