Professor Cindy Wilson Recognized with Public Service Award

July 26, 2012

Northwestern Law professor Cindy Wilson JD’86 was recently recognized by The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) for her excellence in public service.

On July 17, Wilson was presented with the Leonard Schrager Award at the Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon hosted by the Chicago Bar Association and the CBF for her efforts in improving access to justice, promoting legal ethics and encouraging public service throughout her career.

She is currently a clinical associate professor and the director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Externships.  Wilson teaches an externship on public interest law, a seminar on pro bono law, and a course in legal ethics taught by clinical professors and Chicago area lawyers. She also counsels students interested in public interest law, helps direct public interest programming at the law school, and serves as the faculty advisor to several student public interest groups.

The Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence recognizes exemplary Chicago area attorneys in academia who have made significant and lasting contributions to improving access to justice for the less fortunate.