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Recognizing Outstanding Service

June 21, 2022

Tatiana Corcoran LLM’22 has been selected to receive the Dr. Andy Binns Impact Award for Outstanding Service to Graduate and Professional Student Life at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

Presented to graduate or professional students upon their graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, the Dr. Andy Binns Impact Award recognizes the contributions of those who have significantly impacted or extensively contributed to graduate and professional student life at Penn through outstanding service involvement in student life programs, initiatives, or organizations.

“I’m grateful to Penn Law for providing me with an education that has allowed me to experience the value in bringing a diverse skill set to the practice of law,” said Corcoran. “The faculty here are uniquely cross-disciplinary, and countless opportunities exist to meet students and participate in activities from across the campus.”

Corcoran served as president of the 2022 LLM class and was a member on the Council of Student Representatives, Deputy Director of Equity in Programming for the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), and an Advisory Committee Member on the Penn’s Committee for Open Expression and the Social Responsibility, where she helped advised the University’s Trustees on topics such as proxy voting policies.

Corcoran was also a Legal Fellow for the Impact Finance Research Consortium, a collaboration between Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and Wharton School of Business focused on social impact investing. She graduated with distinction with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Technology and earned a Business and Law Certificate from the Wharton School.

“Tatiana developed close relationships with an impressive number of diverse LLMs and JDs and worked incredibly hard to provide meaningful experiences for them,” said Elise Luce Kraemer L’93, Executive Director of Graduate Programs. “She is a broad-minded and courageous leader, willing to have difficult conversations and to advocate for herself or others. Moreover, it does not seem that anything is truly beyond her ‘comfort zone.’ She is willing to try new things and take on responsibilities with genuine interest and commitment, regardless of how full her dance card is.”

Read more about the University’s graduate student leadership awards.