Cary Bloodworth, a second-year student at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has won the 2012 Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship. Bloodworth was selected for her record of academic excellence and her commitment to the field of family law.
A student in the Family Law Project, the civil law clinic serving incarcerated clients, Bloodworth finished her first year at UW Law School in the top one percent of her class. She participates in several student organizations, including the Children’s Justice Project, the Public Interest Law Foundation, the Wisconsin Law Review and the Moot Court Board.
The $5,000 award
honors the memory of Loeb, a 1952 Law School graduate recognized throughout his
professional life as a leader in family law and community
saw children as the most important assets in a marriage, and he used expert
negotiation techniques to minimize the level of conflict in divorce and custody
cases,” says Bloodworth. “I find his child-centered approach inspiring.”
Bloodworth is particularly interested in areas of family law that deal with children—such as custody and placement cases, termination of parental rights cases and the child welfare system—interests she’ll pursue further when she works in the juvenile unit at Dane County Public Defender's office this summer.
“Cary is an exceptionally intelligent and self-motivated lawyer-to-be,” says Professor Leslie Shear, who nominated Bloodworth for the award. “Her passion for family and children's welfare law, and her commitment to excellence in practice, would impress Leonard Loeb himself.”
Previous recipients of the Loeb scholarship include:
2011: Danielle Wampole
2010: Nicholas Flanagan
2009: Megan Phillips
2008: Elisabeth Stockbridge
2007: Rachel Abhold
2006: Rebecca L. Smith
2005: Jennifer Grissom
2004: Hannah Renfro-Sargent
Submitted by Law School News on March 13, 2013