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Public Service Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

04/29/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's public service scholarships.

05/01/09--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's public service scholarships.

Drinan Family Fund Award: Kristin Brandt

Kristin has been very involved in the law school community during her three years here.  She is the current director of the PILF summer stipend project and served on the Executive Board of PILF.  Kristin volunteered with the New Orleans spring break trip and has interned with Mass Advocates for Children, the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project and the Suffolk County DA's Office.

Edward T. Bigham Award: Patrick Scruggs

The Edward T. Bigham III Scholarship was established in memory of Edward T. Bigham, III, (BC '75, BC Law '78) who served as an Assistant District Attorney in Massachusetts. This year's recipient is Patrick Scruggs, who will join the Manhattan District Attorney's Office following graduation.

The Keefe Family Scholarship - Emily Barbour

The Robert S. Pitcoff Memorial Scholarship - Jason Langberg

The David H. and Mary Murphy Posner Law Scholarship- Keaton Norquist

These three scholarships are for current third-year students who have a demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in the public sector.

Emily Barbour will begin working this fall at the American Law Division of the Congressional Research Services in Washington, D.C.  Amongst her many BC Law accomplishments, she served as President of PILF, a founder of the Gulf Coast Recovery Spring Break Trip, a member of the Class Gift Committee and an editor of the Law Review.
Jason Langberg will begin working in the fall at the Advocates for Children's Services in North Carolina.  Jason co-founded the Law School's Pro Bono Program and he has volunteered as 1L representative on the PILF Executive Board, Co-President of the Children's Rights Group, and Outreach coordinator of the Criminal Justice Law Project.

Keaton Norquist received a Presidential Management Fellowship and will work as a Natural Resources Specialist for the U.S. Forest Service in California after graduation.  At BC Law, he has been a leader in the environmental law community, serving as the president of the Environmental Law Society and as Executive Editor of the Environmental Affairs Law Review.

Champy Scholarship (2L): Adriana Dolgetta

The Lois and James Champy (BC Law '68) Scholarship is for an outstanding second-year student who has demonstrated the intention and ability to work in the public interest.

Adriana is the current Vice President of the Holocaust/Human Rights Research Project, and the founder of BC Law's Amnesty International Chapter.  Last summer she developed her own internship at the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre and she set up a pipeline to reserve spots for BC Law students.  She is currently participating in the London Program where she is interning with Interights, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights, and she will work this summer at Human Rights Watch in NYC.