Sarah Altemus-Pope is inaugural Kerry Adam Lewiecki Award recipient
Oregon Law is pleased to announce that second-year student Sarah Altemus-Pope has been selected as the recipient of the Kerry Adam Lewiecki Award in its inaugural year.
The award guidelines, in remembering Lewiecki, recall that, “He had many close relationships that were characterized by compassion, kindness, tolerance, respect, and good humor. He was a passionate listener who enjoyed lively debate. Kerry believed in reconciliation of disparate views through mutual understanding in order to achieve common goals. He was an advocate for the rights and acceptance of underrepresented individuals. He touched many lives through acts of kindness that were often unexpected, but long remembered. Kerry was a skilled and courageous leader with a commitment to teaching and lifelong learning.”
The award criteria call for an individual who demonstrates:
- An interest in conflict resolution, as demonstrated through personal, professional, and political activities, particularly those that advance the well being of underrepresented individuals;
- A desire to further the goals and values of compassion and reconciliation, as demonstrated through personal, professional, and political activities; and who has completed one or more full years of study in the law school’s JD or CRES program.
Altemus-Pope was selected because of her contributions to the community and for how she cultivates the values, passions, and interests that characterized Lewiecki.