Wednesday, October 9, 2013
San Diego (October 9, 2013) – Four University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumni will receive awards at the Sixth Annual La Mancha Awards on Thursday, October 17. The awards are presented by Casa Cornelia Law Center, a public interest law firm that provides pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations in San Diego.
USD School of Law alumni Shannon M. Erickson, ‘04 (JD), a partner at Best Best & Kriger, LLP in San Diego; Katherine Knudsen, ’86 (JD), senior counsel at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP; and Adriana R. Sanchez, ’07 (JD), an associate at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP will receive Inn of Court Pro Bono Publico Awards for donating a significant number of hours of exceptional pro bono representation during 2012.
Andrew Murphy, ’13 (JD), will receive a special recognition award for providing exceptional legal assistance to clients within specific Casa Cornelia programs in 2012. Murphy was a legal intern working on asylum cases at the time.
Casa Cornelia Law Center bestows the annual La Mancha Awards in recognition of outstanding contribution to its mission, to provide pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations.
The awards ceremony is from 6-8 p.m. at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Tickets are $75, which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Proceeds benefit Casa Cornelia’s programs. For details, visit casacornelia.org or call (619) 231-7788, ext. 304.
About Casa Cornelia Law Center
Casa Cornelia Law Center is a public interest law firm providing quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. The center has a primary commitment to the indigent within the immigrant community in southern California. Casa Cornelia strives to educate others regarding the impact of immigration law and policy on society and the public good.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law, and taxation.
USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.