Campus: CSU Chancellor's Office -- November 1, 2004

CSU Alum Wins Dorey Award

California State University, Fresno alumna Melissa A. Poole has received the well-regarded Karen Dorey Book Award from the UCLA Law School. The recognition, given each year since 1975, honors one of the Law School's graduating law students whose baccalaureate education came from a CSU campus.

The award was established by Norman L. Epstein, the first General Counsel of the CSU and now the presiding justice of Division Four, Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal. It recognizes a CSU alum on the basis both of his or her overall performance at the law school and his or her promise of contribution to the public good through the practice of law. The student receives several valuable law-related books.

The award was named after Karen Dorey, an attorney who served with distinction in the CSU Office of General Counsel in the first decade of that office's existence. Karen, a UCLA Law School graduate, died in an airplane crash in the Philippine Sea.

Most of the 31 recipients receiving the honor are now successful public and private lawyers practicing throughout the state.

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