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Third-Year Student Applegate Wins Ethics Award

2013 news archive


Newton, MA--Third-year BC Law student Alexis Applegate was one of 12 recipients of the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel's (NEACC) ninth annual Law Student Ethics Award. The awards were presented at the chapter's annual dinner on April 12 at the Union Club in Boston. Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank gave the keynote address.

Accoding to the NEACC, tthe awards program was created to "recognize and encourage the ethical practice of law at the earliest stages of a young lawyer’s professional career, and at the same time to shine a spotlight on ethics more generally, demonstrating that the legal community values lawyers who are guided by ethical principles." The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, is given to twelve students, one from each of the participating local law schools, who have demonstrated an early commitment to ethics through work in clinical programs representing their first real clients.

The awards dinner was attended by many prominent judges of the state and federal trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts, including Justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, as well as faculty from the participating schools, the presidents of numerous bar associations, general counsel from many prominent local companies and managing and senior partners from law firm dinner sponsors.

Full list of awardees:

2013 Law Student Ethics Award Recipients
L. Gregory Abilheira
Roger Williams University
Law School

Karen Adamski
Western New England University
School of Law

Alexis Applegate
Boston College Law School

David Barber
Harvard Law School

Nicole Bissonnette
University of Maine
School of Law

Stephen Brown
University of Massachusetts School
of Law Dartmouth

Allison Cameron
Vermont Law School

Katherine Durlacher & Eden
Suffolk University Law School

Alison King
Boston University
School of Law

Marie McKiernan
Northeastern University
School of Law

Stephanie Stracqualursi
University of New Hampshire School
of Law

Michael F. Varone
New England Law | Boston

Three students pose for picture