The AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities has named Professor Bill Quigley the 2015 recipient of the Father Robert Drinan Award.

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) created the annual award to honor educators who have worked toward increasing access to justice through the law school environment and to inspire similar efforts from others. The Drinan award is also intended to recognize those who have advanced the ethic of pro bono service through personal service, program design or management. The honor is named after the late Father Robert Drinan (1920-2007, at left) who was a member of the law faculty at Georgetown, a dean of Boston College Law School, and also served in the United States Congress as a Representative from Massachusetts.

The award selection committee highlighted Quigley’s pro bono service on a vast array of social justice projects; his mentorship and tutelage of law students; and his leadership during the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing crisis, becomming a leading voice of advocacy to those harshly affected by the disaster who were further marginalized during the recovery.

Professor Quigley will receive his award during the AALS Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities Section Program at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Quigley currently serves as a law professor and Director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University New Orleans.

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