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USD School of Law Student Maddie Orcutt (3L) Receives 2020 Women of Impact Award

USD School of Law Student Maddie Orcutt (3L) Receives 2020 Women of Impact Award

SAN DIEGO (March 16, 2021) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law student Maddie Orcutt (3L) was recently named a 2020 Women of Impact award recipient, given by the USD Women’s Commons. She, along with four other award winners, were honored in a virtual celebration on February 5. Orcutt was the only award recipient from the law school.

A former PRIDE Law president, Orcutt is dedicated to empowering members of the LGBTQIA+ community and improving the lives of those around her. She was nominated for the award due to her work with the law school’s Pride Law Name and Gender-Marker Change Clinic, which prepares legal documents for transgender individuals requesting the court to approve a change. Run in partnership with The San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest, the clinic has helped more than 500 people since it was founded in 2018.

The USD Women of Impact program acknowledges the hard work of students and employees by recognizing each honoree’s dedication to the USD Changemaker mission. For twenty-three years, the program has highlighted the efforts of women across the USD campus who have enriched the lives of friends, students, colleagues and the community.

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About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 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 84 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 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year 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, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

Maddie Orcutt (3L)

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