IU Maurer School of Law
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laura E. Rogers and Elizabeth R. Sanders were honored May 8 with the Terry & Judy Albright Pro Bono & Public Interest Award for their dedication and extraordinary commitment to public interest service.
Both recipients received their awards during the Law School's annual student honors ceremony the night before Commencement.
"Elizabeth and Laura's dedication to public interest service and pro bono work is a model for students who want to find a way to get involved in the Law School and to provide assistance to those who need help," said Amy Applegate, clinical professor of law and director of the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Law Clinic. "Their outstanding work during law school has benefitted many in the Bloomington area and in other communities (near and far), and we were thrilled to honor them with this year's Terry & Judy Albright Pro Bono & Public Interest Award."
Rogers participated in the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Law Clinic and has completed legal internships with Women's Link Worldwide and Human Rights First. Sanders was a three-year member of the Public Interest Law Foundation, completed a legal internship with ACLU of Indiana, and clerked for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Both are now pursuing careers in public interest law.
Established in 2008, the Terry & Judy Albright Pro Bono & Public Interest Award is bestowed upon students who have made significant contributions through pro bono and public interest service. The award recognizes the incredible dedication of time and effort and the exceptional quality of service given to the community.
Terry Albright, JD'65, is a partner at Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis. He has been instrumental in the partnership between the firm and Indiana Law, which has resulted in the funding of two Baker & Daniels Pro Bono Fellows to coordinate student pro bono and public interest service. The late Judy Albright, BA'64, served the Indianapolis community in countless ways, including as the youngest president of the Indianapolis YWCA and as president of three Parent Teacher Associations. An unprecedented number of gifts in Judy's memory to the Washington Township School Foundation has created the Judy Albright PTO Leadership Training Endowment.
"This award honors the work of Terry and Judy," Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs Len Fromm said. "Our recipients have done an amazing amount of work on behalf of our School, and Laura and Elizabeth deserve recognition for their hard work."