The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law earned two awards at the 2016 American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting last week in San Francisco.
The ABA awarded the Public Service Award and ABA Involvement Award to the law school.
The Public Service Award honors law schools with a demonstrated commitment to public service, and the ABA Involvement Award goes to a school in line with the ABA’s goals and vision, said Katie Bonds, incoming Student Bar Association president.
The 2015-16 SBA president, Rudy Ellis III, and student representative Tony Singleton traveled to the annual meeting in Chicago last year to fulfill their goal of getting the Brandeis SBA more involved with the ABA on a national scale. Ellis said it was the first time in a while anyone from Brandeis had attended the event.
Bonds credited last year’s SBA leadership with earning the awards and said that this year’s SBA will build on that success.
“We want to be a part of that world and we want to have a stronger connection with the ABA,” she said.
Also at last week’s meeting, Brandeis 2L John Weber was inducted as one of three newly elected Law Student Division delegates to the ABA House of Delegates.