COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF UTAH ANNOUNCES THE 2012 STEVEN G. MAGLEBY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER
The Community Foundation of Utah has award The Steven Magleby Memorial Law Student Fellowship Fund to Laura Neilson, a third year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Established in 2000, the monetary award recognizes an outstanding Law student who demonstrates a devotion to the rights of people with disabilities.
Steven Magleby was a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law who devoted much of his professional life to defending and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. He served for many years as a Trustee of the Disability Law Center, where he mentored and set a high standard for legal advocates and attorneys in the disability rights movement.
Awardee Laura Nielson was born and raised in Utah and completed her undergraduate degree in Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Conflict and Argumentation. She will graduate the S.J. Quinney College of Law this May, and plans to work in the area of Health Law policy reform to better meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Laura's service as a legislative intern with the Utah Autism Coalition and as a clerk working for clients who had become disabled have helped her develop important career goals. In both settings she has been concerned with the financial impact of having a person with a disability in the family and she wants to emphasize health law policy reform in her practice” reports Professor Linda F. Smith, Director of the Clinical Program at the S.J. Quinney College of Law.
For further information about the scholarship, contact: Professor Linda Smith at the College of Law at (801) 581-4077 or Kay Shelton at (801) 585-7703 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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