Lierz Named Civil Clinic Student of the Year

Lierz Named Civil Clinic Student of the Year

20 Jul 2016    

Alex Lierz

Alex Lierz, '16, was chosen to receive the Outstanding Civil Clinic Student of the Year Award for the 2015-2016 academic year.  In the letter announcing the Award, Professors Kevin Ruser and Ryan Sullivan detailed the reasons for Ms. Lierz being selected, which included her demonstrated excellence in the fundamental skills all lawyers must possess: problem solving, legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, factual investigation, communication, counseling, negotiation, litigation, organization and management of legal work, and recognition and resolution of ethical dilemmas.  In addition, Ms. Lierz’ work on behalf of her clients exhibited the professional values central to the practice of law: provision of competent representation, professional self-development, and a striving to promote justice, fairness and morality and to improve the legal profession.  Ms. Lierz’ name will be inscribed on a plaque that lists the names of all previous Civil Clinic students who have received this award.