Alum Co-Founds Law Organization, Wins Award

“As a co-director of the Sentence Commutation Project, Schuyler has gone above and beyond to advance social justice at the Law School and in the community. She has worked to grow this project and make it an official program at the [University of Michigan] Law School. This is a heavy task on top of other responsibilities.” — Jane L. Mixer Award Nomination Statement
Pro bono service has been an integral part of Schuyler Schill Stupica’s (‘11) Michigan Law experience. She has been a board member of the Student Rights Project and is a co-founder of the Sentence Commutation Project, which she and classmate Olivia Jackson Daniels turned into an official organization at Michigan Law. The Jane L. Mixer Memorial Award is presented to the students who have made the greatest contribution to activities designed to advance the cause of social justice. Students, faculty, and staff provide nominations for the award, which was established in 1969 through the generosity of alumni and friends in memory of the late Jane L. Mixer, who died while she was a student at the Law School.

Stupica also served as a student-attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and as an Abolition Study Group facilitator through the Law School’s chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. She was a quarterfinalist in the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, where she was awarded Best Petitioner Brief in the quarterfinal round. Stupica is involved in MDefenders and will work as a trial attorney with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender after graduation this spring.
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