2014 Outstanding Students Honored

Whittier Law School’s best and brightest 3L students were recognized at an Honors Award luncheon on April 23, 2014. Congratulations to all the Fellows and Outstanding Student honorees!

The students honored include:

Valedictorian: Allison Poole, shown with Acting Dean Martin Pritikin
Whittier Law School 2014 Valedictorian Allison Poole, shown with Acting Dean Martin Pritikin

Dean’s Citations: Stella Kim, Vincent Marinaccio, Gillian Mellon, Karen Shiffman, and Betty Shu shown with Acting Dean Martin Pritikin, third from left.
Whittier Law School 2014 Dean’s Citations: Stella Kim, Vincent Marinaccio, Gillian Mellon, Karen Shiffman, and Betty Shu shown with Acting Dean Martin Pritikin, third from the right.

Student Leaders: Acting Dean Martin Pritikin (far left) shown with Brian Soash, Chief Justice of Moot Court Honors Board; Dale Durham, President of Trial Advocacy Honors Board; Jana Santiago, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Child and Family Advocacy; Vincent Marinaccio, Editor in Chief of Law Review; and James Drake, SBA President (not shown).
Whittier Law School 2014 Student Leaders: Acting Dean Martin Pritikin (far left) shown with Brian Soash, Chief Justice of Moot Court Honors Board;  Dale Durham, President of Trial Advocacy Honors Board; Jana Santiago, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Child and Family Advocacy; Vincent Marinaccio, Editor in Chief of Law Review; and  James Drake, SBA President (not shown).

Outstanding Students in the Center for Children’s Rights: Lauren-Ashley Caron (second from the left) Amanda O’Neal (fifth from the right) shown with other CCR Fellows (from left to right) Maria Akopyan, Harte Hill, Andrew Greer, Elizabeth Karsokas, Angela Leong, CCR Director Jennifer Mertus, Dominique Sanchez, Lacey Mickleburgh, Stephanie Stout, Tila Nguyen, and Oshea Orchid Vasquez.
Whittier Law School 2014 Outstanding Students in the Center for Children’s Rights: Lauren-Ashley Caron (second from the left) Amanda O’Neal (fifth from the right) shown with other CCR Fellows (from left to right) Maria Akopyan, Harte Hill, Andrew Greer, Elizabeth Karsokas, Angela Leong, CCR Director Jennifer Mertus, Dominique Sanchez, Lacey Mickleburgh, Stephanie Stout, Tila Nguyen, and Oshea Orchid Vasquez.

Outstanding Student in Legal Writing: Colleen R. L. Tye, shown with Professor Patricia Leary.
Whittier Law School 2014 Outstanding Student in Legal Writing: Colleen R. L. Tye, shown with Professor Patricia Leary.

Outstanding Students in the Center for Intellectual Property: Nafisa Khwaja (center) and Brian Novak (not shown), with CIPL Fellows Dale Durham, Tim Schneider, Sharmin Vadsaria, and Shawn Bonner, shown with CIPL Director Betsy Rosenblatt and Professor David Welkowitz.
Whittier Law School 2014 Outstanding Students in the Center for Intellectual Property:  Nafisa Khwaja (center) and Brian Novak (not shown), with CIPL Fellows Dale Durham, Tim Schneider, Sharmin Vadsaria, and Shawn Bonner, shown with CIPL Director Betsy Rosenblatt and Professor David Welkowitz.

Outstanding Student in the Center for International & Comparative Law: April Perez, second from the left, shown with CICL Fellows Jason Burrows, Michael Sanchez, and CICL Director Manoj Mate.
Whittier Law School 2014 Outstanding Student in the Center for International & Comparative Law:  April Perez, second from the right, shown with CICL Fellows Jason Burrows, Michael Sanchez, and CICL Director Manoj Mate.

Outstanding Student in the Institute for Trial and Appellate Practice: Krista Hemming, far right, shown with Fellow Dale Durham, and Acting Dean Martin Pritikin, ITAP Director.
Whittier Law School 2014 Outstanding Student in the Institute for Trial and Appellate Practice:  Krista Hemming, far right, shown with Fellow Dale Durham, and Acting Dean Martin Pritikin, ITAP Director.

Outstanding Student in Business Law: Matthew Bauchiero shown with Denny Haythorn, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Whittier Law School 2014 Outstanding Student in Business Law: Matthew Bauchiero shown with Denny Haythorn, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Outstanding Students in Environmental Law: Jose Montoya, left and Ignacio Barragan, right, shown with Professor Peter Reich.
Whittier Law School 2014 Outstanding Students in Environmental Law: Jose Montoya, left and Ignacio Barragan, right, shown with Professor Peter Reich.

Outstanding Student in Criminal Law: Adam Jackson.

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