2021 Student of the Year Award Recipients

Students from the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) program have recently announced student of the year award recipients.

The LEO program is comprised of five constituent organizations:

  • Asian Law Student Association (ALSA)
  • Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
  • Indigenous Law Student Association (ILSA)
  • Latino/a Law Student Association (LLSA)
  • Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA)

Every year, each of the five LEO groups present student of the year awards, typically at the annual LEO Banquet. While the pandemic prevented an in-person gathering, a series of virtual events were held to celebrate the LEO program this year. Additionally, to honor the students of the year, each group created videos to share why each recipient was selected.

The following students are the 2021 awardees:

Asian Law Student Association (ALSA)

  • 1L of the Year: Tessa Henson
  • 2L of the Year: Von Ulsa
  • 3L of the Year: Peter Vu

Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

  • 1L of the Year: Damon Terrell
  • 2L of the Year: Mamadou Jawo
  • 3L of the Year: Gabrielle Thielman-Fenelus

Indigenous Law Student Association (ILSA)

  • 1L of the Year: Morgan Spohn
  • 2L of the Year: Jenna Miller
  • 3L of the Year: Lorenzo Gudino

Latino/a Law Student Association (LLSA)

  • 1L of the Year: Yuli Ruiz Márquez
  • 2L of the Year: Jesse Castañeda
  • 3L of the Year: Lillian Sánchez Porras

Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA)

  • 1L of the Year: Sara Serag
  • 2L of the Year: Sarah Ghazi-Moradi
  • 3L of the Year: Ellie Hafez

Submitted by Law School News on May 12, 2021

This article appears in the categories: Students, Articles

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