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University of Washington School of Law
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5-16-2012

UW 3L Carolyn McConnell receives the Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship

UW 3L Carolyn McConnell was awarded the Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship at a luncheon for the Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference on May 3.

The Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship is annually given to a student who has a strong interest, promise or distinction in labor and employment law. The award includes a cash grant awarded by the King County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section.

"I'm honored by this award and proud to join the ranks of the eminent attorneys who won it in past years," said McConnell. "I'll pay it forward by devoting my career to defending the rights of workers."

The scholarship honors the memory of UW Law alumnae Mary Ellen Krug, whose character and success are indicated by her selection in 1984 as a Distinguished Alumna of the School of Law and her election as chair of the Labor Law Section of the American Bar Association.

UW Professor of Law Lea B. Vaughn said receiving the award is an honor.

“This is a significant award, and represents recognition of her excellence as a student and the promise she shows as a future attorney interested in the practice of labor and employment law,” she said.