Georgetown Law Clinicians Named Bellow Scholars by AALS

January 8, 2013 —

Colleen F. Shanahan Colleen F. Shanahan
Anna E. Carpenter Anna E. Carpenter

Georgetown University Law Center Visiting Professor Colleen F. Shanahan, director of Georgetown Law’s Community Justice Project, and Anna E. Carpenter, Law Center clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney in the Community Justice Project, have been named 2013 Bellow Scholars by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The award was presented during the AALS annual meeting in New Orleans on January 5.

The Bellow Scholars award recognizes law school clinical faculty members who are involved in anti-poverty work or increasing access to justice. It is named in honor of the late Harvard Law School Professor Gary Bellow, a visionary leader in clinical education, who, with his wife, Jeanne Charn, co-founded the WilmerHale Legal Services Center at Harvard Law.

Shanahan and Carpenter plan to study the effect of legal representation, and clinical representation in particular, on case outcomes in civil matters. Their proposal, “Access to Justice and Clinical Representation in the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings,” was one of five projects honored by the AALS this year.