Blog: Community Leadership

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May 31, 2012

Clinic Graduates Honored for Community Service

Posted by Cara Solomon

A little late but no less heartfelt, here is our huge congratulations to Daniel Saver, Poppy Alexander, and Yonina Alexander for the community service awards they won last week.

Daniel was a co-recipient of the Frank S. Righeimer, Jr. Prize for Student Citizenship. Established in memory of Frank S. Righeimer, Jr. ’32, the prize is awarded annually to a graduating student or students in recognition of exceptional citizenship.

Poppy and Yonina received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership, given to graduates who have contributed time and energy to making the HLS community a better place through involvement in student organizations, community service groups, and individual efforts.

Daniel, Poppy, and Yonina have been fixtures at the Clinic since their 2L year–talented and tireless in the way they approach the fight for human rights. They’ve worked on more than a dozen clinical projects between them, from Alien Tort Statute litigation related to violations in Bolivia and Nigeria, to fact-finding in South Africa and along the Thai/Burma border, to efforts to support indigenous rights in Chile.

They’re also just a lot of fun to have around the office, which is good, because they were around the office A LOT. And they continue to be, even now that they have graduated; it’s all hands on deck for the latest amicus curiae brief in the Kiobel case, due to the Supreme Court in mid-June.

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