Clorissa Santiago and Fiona Frimpong, third-year students at University of Wisconsin Law School, have won the 2015 Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. They will share a $5,000 award, which they received in recognition of academic excellence and their commitment to the field of family law.
Santiago worked in the Law School’s Family Law Project, a clinic that supports incarcerated persons struggling to establish and maintain family relationships,
“My experiences at UW Law School have helped me discover my passion for family law, and I hope to pursue a career in that field, so it was exciting and humbling to have been recognized with the Leonard Loeb Award,” says Santiago.
Fiona Frimpong’s interest and passion for public interest law led her to the Law School’s Family Court Clinic, where she provided legal services to families going through the trauma of divorce and domestic violence.
“I decided to pursue a family law career because I believe that the family is an important institution in society. I enjoy assisting families in different stages of life by peacefully and creatively resolving conflicts,” she says.
The award honors the memory of Leonard Loeb, a 1952 Law School graduate recognized through his professional life as a leader in family law and community service.
Submitted by Olivia Grych on December 8, 2015
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