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Karin accepts national Visionary Award

May 17, 2012

Marcy Karin, associate clinical professor, recently received the 2012 Visionary Award from Corporate Voices for Working Families, in recognition of her accomplishments and those of students in the Civil Justice Clinic’s Work-Life Policy Unit.

The award, previously called the “Sticking Your Neck Out Award,” is given to partners helping Corporate Voices advance its mission of facilitating research and innovative policies that support working families and strengthen the national economy. Usually given to corporations, foundations and elected officials, this is the first time an academic partner has received this recognition.

In presenting the award on May 10, John Wilcox, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Voices, called Karin “a highly regarded voice in the broader work-life policy community.”

She and the Civil Justice Clinic were recognized for their work in support of Corporate Voices’ Best of Congress initiative. The Clinic’s “research on the legislative and voting records of our Best of Congress applicants has been invaluable, and their hard work will pay off again in a couple of months when we announce the 2012 Best of Congress winners,”  Wilcox said. He added, “We’ve been so fortunate to have her – and her team of dogged law students -- in this effort” as a partner. 

Karin said, “This award is icing on the cake of an invaluable partnership that provides the opportunity to train Clinic students about the legislative process and the important role that lawyers may play in policy reforms to support working families.”

She said the Clinic looks forward to continuing to work with Corporate Voices and others interested in the development of thoughtful public policy on these issues in the future.

Karin teaches courses on workplace flexibility law and policy, employment law and policy and legislation. She also supervises and instructs student attorneys working on behalf of clients in the Civil Justice Clinic. Karin’s other research interests include legislative lawyering, civil justice for military families and women’s legal history.