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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

{ in brief } BelOVed uc HAstinGs eMPlOyee AWArded ruMMel Prize b College of the Law, recently received the prestigiouseverly Taylor, a 13-year employee of UC Hastings Rummel Award, which honors a staff member who con- tributes “above and beyond” to the law school. Taylor was recognized for her tireless efforts to help students secure judicial clerkships, in addition to her work for about 20 full- time professors. Every year, dozens of students apply for postgraduate positions as clerks with more than 1,500 federal judges and magistrates, as well as hundreds of state court judges around the country. In what has become an exceedingly competitive process, each student may send out up to 300 application packages, each of which requires two letters of 2012 ruMMEl recommendation from a faculty member. Taylor, who helps sChOlarship shepherd students through the clerkship application pro- cess, organizes and produces some 8,000 to 12,000 letters nayeli maxson ’13 is the recipient of each application season. the 2012 rummel scholarship, a $3,000 award given annually to a student “Beverly had to invent how to manage this process,” says “whose academic achievement accom- Professor Rory Little, chair of the UC Hastings Clerkship panies meaningful involvement in the Committee, who was among numerous faculty members uc Hastings community.” Maxson, 28, will serve as external vice president to nominate her for the award. “She is a workhorse. With of the Associated students of uc the students, she is like a mom and a drill sergeant at the Hastings, is active in the student Health same time. And the students end up loving her because she Advisory committee, and is a member of the Race and Poverty Law Journal. always gets things done.” she worked this past summer for rep. The Rummel Award honors the memory of Charles a. Jackie Speier ’76 in her Washington, rummel ’31, who was one of the founding members of d.c., office. Maxson hopes to work as a legislative staffer after graduation. the UC Hastings Foundation, formerly known as the 1066 Foundation, and his wife, Jane. 8 fAll 2012


Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012
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