UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt presents the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award to members of UNC School of Law’s Law Students Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. From left, president Jasmine Plott 2L, pro bono coordinator Meghan K. Moran 2L and 1L class coordinator Maya H. Weinstein 1L. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized Law Students Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (LSASDV) for the organization’s work in helping survivors obtain court orders that provide protection from their abusers. President Jasmine Plott 2L, pro bono coordinator Meghan K. Moran 2L and 1L class coordinator Maya H. Weinstein 1L accepted the award during an April 9 Public Service Awards celebration hosted by the Carolina Center for Public Service. Seven individuals and two organizations received awards for projects including a community-based partnership to reduce heart disease and a mentorship program for high school students.
“Public service and engaged scholarship is the heart of what great public universities give back to the state, nation and world,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “Today we honor amazing examples of the best of this commitment to others.”
LSASDV, a student organization within UNC School of Law, was one of five recipients of the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award, which recognizes students, staff and faculty for exemplary public service efforts. The group was recognized for its work to protect victims from their abusers through the Ex Parte Project, including its partnership with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. LSASDV students believe that the law has the power to bring about meaningful social change and that battling domestic violence is an important step toward ending violence against women. Each semester, the organization sponsors a series of panel discussions and research projects to educate the community about the domestic violence epidemic.
Learn more about the center and the awards at http://ccps.unc.edu. Follow UNC Law Students Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on Twitter @UNC_LSASDV.
-April 10, 2018