May 2, 2012
Nick Kiewik named 2011-12 Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship
Professor Barbra Bader Aldave, Director of the Chambers Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, recently announced third-year student Nick Kiewik as the Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Nick earned his BA in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he worked in several political roles, including campaign strategy and private funding research.
Before attending Oregon Law, Nick worked on an Alaskan Congressional campaign, taught high school, and helped bring the Obama primary campaign to his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska.
He is interested in transactional law, specifically corporate governance and mortgage foreclosures. During law school Nick developed his interest in business law by participating in the Small Business Clinic and externing at the U.S. Trustee Program. This summer he will participate in the newly formed Lane Country Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic while studying for the bar exam.
As noted in a nomination letter, “Nick has demonstrated a strong interest in law and entrepreneurship” serving as co-director of the Law and Entrepreneurship Student Association (LESA). He was also an executive board member of the Green Business Initiative Student Association, a faculty research assistant, an editor of the Oregon Law Review, and an intern at Lane County Legal Aid through the Civil Clinic.
In honor of his achievement, Kiewik will receive an award valued at $1,000 and have his name inscribed on the permanent plaque in the Chambers Center.