Harvard Law School student Zoe Brennan-Krohn ’15 recently won the 2015 Law Student Ethics Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Chapter. One of ten students honored from participating local law schools, Zoe was recognized for demonstrating a commitment to ethics through her work in the Clinical and Pro Bono Program.

She has completed hundreds of pro bono work hours during her time at Harvard Law School. She has participated in the Disability Litigation and Benefits Advocacy Clinic, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, the Independent Clinical Program, and the Tenant Advocacy Project.

“I am delighted that Zoe’s exceptional legal abilities are being recognized with this award,” said Senior Clinical Instructor Julie McCormack, who has supervised Zoe in the Disability Litigation and Benefits Advocacy Clinic.

According to the Chapter, the award was created “to recognize and encourage the ethical practice of law at the earliest stages of a young lawyer’s professional career, and at the same time to shine a spotlight on ethics more generally, demonstrating that the legal community values lawyers who are guided by ethical principles. The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, is given to twelve students, one from each of the participating local law schools, who have demonstrated an early commitment to ethics through work in clinical programs representing their first real clients.”


L-R: Paul Nightingale, President of Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Northeast Chapter; Zoe Brennan-Krohn J.D. ’15; Jim Peck, Co-Chair of ACC-Northeast Ethics Committee

“I am very honored to have received this award. Clinical and Student Practice Organization work has been a critical part of my experience here at HLS, in part because of the opportunities it creates to grapple with real-life ethical challenges under the guidance of experienced attorneys,” Zoe said. “I feel very lucky to have worked with such thoughtful clinical faculty who worked with me to develop tools to address the ethical challenges that arise in the context of serving low-income clients.”

The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel held the eleventh annual Law Student Ethics Awards dinner on April 16, 2015 at the State Room in Boston. CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gregen gave the keynote address.

Filed in: Clinical Spotlight

Tags: Disability Litigation & Benefits Advocacy Clinic, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Julie McCormack, Tenant Advocacy Project

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