The UW School of Law is proud to announce that the prestigious Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship for Achievement in Labor & Employment Law has been awarded to Susannah Carr, a 2006 law school graduate.
"I feel honored to be receiving the award," said Carr. "Employment law is something that is very to everyone. It is a large part of people's lives."
Carr, who received her J.D. in March of 2006, will begin a clerkship for the Division 1 Court of Appeals under Judge Anne Ellington this August. She has worked for both the Department of Labor and the Unemployment Law Project, a Washington state nonprofit that provides free legal assistance to people who have been denied unemployment benefits.
The scholarship was presented to Carr, a 1995 Yale University graduate, at the 39th Annual Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference in Seattle, May 5, 2006. Proceeds from the conference support the scholarship, which is designated for "exceptional law students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to labor and employment law." Students are chosen from the law schools at the UW and Seattle University.