Law Women organization honored for fundraising efforts

University of Tennessee College of Law students have earned recognition from the university for their efforts to improve the quality of student life for those on campus.

During a virtual ceremony this week, the Law Women student organization was honored from among 56 nominees as an outstanding graduate student organization.

Center for Student Engagement Assistant Director Jordan Smith acknowledged the efforts of the group in fostering positive change within the university community.

“This year, the organization especially distinguished itself by establishing and securing funding … to support a Law Women member who will spend the summer working in an unpaid public interest law position,” Smith said. “Although most fundraising done by UT Law student organizations is event-based, the Law Women leadership knew that it needed a more widespread campaign to garner funds … and, over $3,000 was raised in a matter of a few weeks to support her.”

Law Women organization leaders include president Savannah Darnall and vice president Sophia Kostas along with Rachel Tom-Quinn, Regan Sherrell, Miranda Stoltz, Taylor Bullard, Kate Proffitt, Annie Batcheller and Mariel Cooper.

Organization advisors are professors Teri Baxter, Joan Heminway and Michelle Kwon.

During the event, Alexandra Honeycutt of the College of Law’s Environmental Law Organization was also honored as one of 12 students who participated in a six-week institute to enhance students’ leadership skills.