CLEA Outstanding Clinic
Student or Team Award and
The University of California, Irvine School of Law’s 2021 Outstanding Externship student, Carson Capps ’21 and his supervisor, Sarah Spinuzzi, Senior Staff Attorney, Orange County Coastkeeper.
The CLEA Awards Committee is once again soliciting nominations for its student awards. Beginning this year, in addition to the CLEA Outstanding Clinic Student or Outstanding Clinic Team Award, schools can honor students with the CLEA Outstanding Externship Student Award. The addition of the externship-focused award recognizes the valuable work for justice that law students do through externships and provides schools the opportunity to nominate an outstanding and self-reflective externship student for CLEA’s recognition. The awards are given annually at the completion of the academic year.
The 2021 award winners have been announced!
Criteria for the CLEA Outstanding Clinic Student or Team Award (One Award Per School) and the CLEA Outstanding Externship Student Award (One Award Per School):
Each school must select one student OR one team enrolled in a law school clinic course. Schools may select one student or one team, but may not submit more than one nomination for the clinic award.
A team may be recognized if students work together as a team and it would be impossible or unfair to single out one team member for recognition.
For the externship award, each school may select one student enrolled in an externship course.