June 23, 2010 14:53 Age: 4 yrs

IN BRIEF: EPIC Raises More Than $142,000 for Public Interest Grants

EPIC Award Winners: Rita Sheffey (from left), Terry Walsh 70L and Doris Downs were all honored for their commitment to public service during the annual EPIC Inspiration Awards.

The Emory Public Interest Committee raised more than $142,000 to fund summer grants for Emory Law students working in unpaid public interest positions through its annual Inspiration Awards and a targeted email solicitation. The money will fund 36 grants when combined with endowment revenue.

“Emory Law was so good to me, and I would love to help someone else out,” says Laura Huffman 08L, a former Woodruff Fellow and associate at King & Spalding LLP, on donating an epic grant. “I know that I would not be where I am without the generosity of others to Emory Law. I’m pleased to be able to help someone.”

The Inspiration Awards are epic’s largest annual fundraising event, celebrating the efforts of individuals making a difference in the legal community and raising money to assist the next generation of public interest lawyers.

This year, epic honored Terry Walsh 70L, retired partner at Alston & Bird, with the Lifetime Commitment to Public Service Award; the Hon. Doris L. Downs, chief judge of the Fulton County Superior Court, with the Outstanding Leadership in the Public Interest Award; and Rita A. Sheffey, partner at Hunton & Williams, with the Unsung Devotion to Those Most in Need Award.

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