July 23, 2012 15:03 Age: 2 yrs

Emory Law Faculty Wins Atticus Finch Competition, Benefits Atlanta Legal Aid

The Atticus Finch Award will stay at Emory Law for another year, following a tie with Georgia State University in an annual competition to raise funds for Atlanta Legal Aid.

The faculty of three law schools—Emory, GSU and John Marshall Law School—are in the sixth year of a friendly pro bono rivalry, the Atticus Finch Competition. GSU had held the trophy four years running until Emory’s victory last year.

The sixth annual Atticus Finch Competition set a record for fundraising, with $8,900 raised for Atlanta Legal Aid. Participation levels were also higher than in previous years. Emory Law’s fundraising was led by Professor Polly Price and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law Michael Perry.

The 2-2 tie means a glass finch by Atlanta artist Hans Frabel will reside at Emory Law at least until next year. Points were awarded based on four criteria: most funds raised; the most contributions; the highest average contributions; and, the highest percentage of faculty participation. By virtue of the tie, a duplicate finch will reside at GSU.

Pictured in the photo from an awards ceremony earlier this month are Price, Emory Law Dean Robert Schapiro and Emory alumni Jessica Felfoldi 11L and W. Terence “Terry” Walsh 70L.


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