7.31.14 - Hannah Adams '15 has been honored with the 2014 National Lawyers Guild (NLG) C.B. King Law Student Award, which is given each year to a law student whose commitment to the struggle for justice is an example to others.  The award will be presented at the 77th Annual Law for the People Convention in Chicago on September 6. 

"I am deeply honored to be receiving this award from my colleagues in the National Lawyers Guild," said Adams. "I am grateful to be part of a passionate community of students, attorneys and legal workers dedicated to movement work whom I learn so much from every day, and believe that Northeastern Law's historic commitment to training the next generation of public interest lawyers is its most important asset."   

As a member of the Northeastern chapter of NLG, Hannah co-directs the Northeastern/Suffolk Law chapter of Project No One Leaves, a group that canvasses properties in foreclosure to support the organizing of housing rights organization City Life Vida Urbana. She also helps organize a critical legal thought workshop series, a student-led movement lawyering reading group, and works with and works with the Committee Against Institutional Racism (CAIR) to organize an annual anti-oppression training for students. Hannah has completed co-ops at Greater Boston Legal Services doing foreclosure defense, and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services doing tenants’ rights advocacy, and hopes to continue working on housing justice issues in New Orleans after she graduates.

"Hannah is passionate about social justice, dedicated to making sure that those who are least likely to have the resources are nonetheless able to navigate the legal system, and committed to coalition- and community-building wherever she happens to be living. Hannah consistently pushes our chapter to think critically about the role of NLG in supporting grassroots organizing and the leadership of directly impacted communities - even when doing so requires difficult reflection on the shortcomings of our past efforts. She challenges us to remain true to the mission of NLG to combat racism and other forms of institutional bias, and to work to make the law and the legal profession a tool for social justice at Northeastern and beyond," said fellow Northeastern law students, who nominated Adams for the award.