The Women’s Law Caucus,
The Association for Public Interest Law,
The Law Alumni Association and
The Camden County Bar Association

are pleased to announce

The 2014 Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award and
Student Public Interest Award Nomination Process!

Award Nominations are due Monday April 21 at 2 p.m.

Nominations for the principal award, including an enthusiastic and informative letter in support of the nomination, contact information for the nominee, and a resumé or curriculum vitae should be directed to Carol Shaner with copies to Professor Ann Freedman.  If you or someone else could serve as liaison between the law school and your nominee, or provide additional information about him or her, please include that information in your nomination. 

The twenty-ninth annual gala Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award Celebration will be held at the Rutgers Camden Campus Center in Fall 2014. Proceeds from the Mary Philbrook Award Celebration support public interest lawyering at Rutgers School of Law – Camden including the Association for Public Interest Law Student Summer Grants, the Domestic Violence Program and our Clinical Programs.

Please take the time to nominate distinguished attorneys or judges whose careers exemplify the values of Mary Philbrook's life. (Note that full time Rutgers Camden faculty and administrators are generally not considered for this award - adjuncts may be considered.) An award recipient should be someone who is a good speaker and whose accomplishments and personality will help make this an exciting and well-attended event. As always, we particularly appreciate nominations of Rutgers Camden Law School alumni, and for attendance reasons, potential honorees who are located in the South Jersey/Philadelphia/Delaware area.   

Questions? Contact Professor Freedman, Dean Jill Friedman, or Carol Shaner.

Student Philbrook Award Nominations will be due in early September 2014

Last year’s award recipient was VIRGINIA LONG, who served as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1999 until March 1, 2012, when she reached the age of mandatory retirement. Thereafter, she joined Fox Rothschild, where she spearheads the firm’s pro bono efforts in New Jersey. 

We also honored EVE BISKIND KLOTHEN,  first Assistant Dean of the Pro Bono and Public Interest Program at Rutgers Law School in Camden.  

Mary Philbrook past award recipients