Public Interest Law Center Students Honored

Press Date
May 7, 2021
alumni smiling on Zoom screen

The Public Interest Law Center honored student award winners virtually in April.

On Friday, April 23, FSU Law’s Public Interest Law Center (PILC) held its second annual awards ceremony virtually. Glass Professor of Public Interest Law Paolo Annino presented the awards and was joined by Clinical Professors Carla Laroche and Darby Scott in speaking to the students’ character and merit. Oluremi “Remi” Abiodun (’21) (pictured above, top row, center) received the Clinical Legal Education Association’s (CLEA) Outstanding Clinical Student Advocate Award, which is given to one clinical student per law school who has demonstrated excellence in class participation and client advocacy. Professor Scott said Abiodun is “a fierce advocate for social justice and for everything that’s right in the world.” Lily McLauchlin (’21) (pictured above, top row, far left) received PILC’s Advocate on the Rise Award for demonstrating growth in public interest advocacy. Professor Annino shared that McLauchlin consistently went above and beyond in serving and developing trust with PILC clients, without ever seeking acknowledgement. The students also spoke about what receiving the awards meant to them and thanked their professors and classmates for the wonderful experiences they had while participating in PILC clinics.

The ceremony also celebrated PILC’s efforts and accomplishments on behalf of their clients and ended with participants sharing about the pets, plants and companions that accompanied them through the year.

Published on May 7, 2021