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Student honored with 2015 PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award

Lark Mulligan (second from left) with the Pro Bono Publico Award and Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea (left); Shaye Loughlin, director of the Center for Public Interest Law; and Christina Jackson from PSJD.
Lark Mulligan, a second-year law student at DePaul University College of Law, received the 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award from the National Association of Legal Professionals Public Service Jobs Directory (PSJD). 

For the last five years, Mulligan has volunteered with the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois​, a volunteer-run organization that provides free legal services to impoverished and low-income transgender people who are criminalized. ​In addition to the work she does overseeing the growth and maintenance of Transformative Justice, she is involved with the Name Change Mobilization​ project and its publication Hidden Expressions​

Mulligan is the first DePaul student to receive this national award. ​​​The award honors second- or third-year law students at PSJD Subscriber Schools who have made a significant contribution to underserved populations, legal education and the public interest community through pro bono work. The selection committee considers the student’s work toward law-related public service projects or organizations and the impact of that service on the community, fellow students and the school.