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Olwyn Conway Wins 2009 Summer Jackson-Healy Public Service Award

May 06, 2009

Penn Law graduating student Olwyn Conway has been named winner of the 2009 Summer Jackson-Healy Public Service Award, presented by the Equal Justice Foundation to a graduate who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to public service.

Before attending law school, Olwyn helped found a non-profit dedicated to youth empowerment and leadership development, and she also worked extensively using arts education and after-school programs to serve at-risk youth. She has been able to continue this work in law school while also founding the Environmental Law Project, working for the Reproductive Rights Project, and representing clients in the Criminal Defense and Immigration legal clinics.
Olwyn has also interned at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Community Legal Services, and the Ecuadorian Center for Environmental Law, gaining broad experience in public service that is almost unmatched among her peers.
[See coverage of the 2009 EFJ Auction.]