Sally Richardson, a 2009 graduate of the LSU Law Center, was recently honored with the first American Law Institute and American Bar Association Scholarship & Leadership Award presented by the Law Center, according to Chancellor Jack M. Weiss.
“The award goes to a graduate who combines scholarship and leadership–the qualities embodied by the ALI-ABA parent organizations,” said Weiss. “We are honored to present Sally with this award.”
“Lawyers are routinely called upon to serve as leaders and scholars. In their service to others, members of the legal profession must strive to be the best leaders and scholars they can,” Richardson said. “Receiving an award that embodies these characteristics is a great honor, though much praise should be given to the administration, faculty, staff, and my fellow students at the LSU Law Center.
“During the past three years, these individuals have helped me develop my leadership skills and scholastic abilities. I remain grateful for all that has been given to me during my law school career and I am honored to be the recipient of the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award.”
Richardson graduated summa cum laude from the LSU Law Center in May. She also graduated as a member of The Order of the Coif, which recognizes the highest 10 percent of the graduating class. Beginning in August, she will clerk for the Hon. W. Eugene Davis of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Lafayette, Louisiana