Rosie Wang and Sara Nies Receive the Allan Morrow Prize
Recognized by Columbia's Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic for Outstanding Achievement in the Furtherance of LGBT Rights
New York, May 23, 2014—Two Columbia Law School graduates in the Class of 2014—Rosie Wang and Sara Nies—have received the 2014 Allan Morrow Sexuality and Gender Law Prize for their work in connection with the Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic.
The prize was established in 2007 in memory of Allan Morrow, a successful entrepreneur who gave generously of his time and money to secure justice and equality for gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people, and for people with HIV/AIDS. The prize is awarded annually upon graduation from the Law School to a student or students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the furtherance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.
Both Nies and Wang participated in the Clinic during their second year at the Law School and continued work into their third year, including by helping to prepare an amicus brief to a federal appeals court seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in Nevada and Hawaii. (Hawaii has since granted marriage rights legislatively; the Nevada case is pending.)
The Clinic is also pleased to announce three recipients of the Allan Morrow Scholarship, which similarly recognizes their outstanding achievement in the furtherance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. The 2014 Morrow Scholars are A.J. Garcia ’14, Kimber Hargrove ’14, and Rebecca Ramaswamy ’15.