Greg Johnson Collaboration Award

Lauren BanLauren Ban is an incoming third-year law student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She first joined JURIST as a news writer back in October 2021. This past year she served as the US Bureau Chief, managing and directing all of JURIST’s US staffers. This upcoming year Lauren will serve as JURIST’s News Managing Editor–a role she is excited to take on alongside JURIST’s 2023-2024 staff. “Working with JURIST has been an absolute joy,” said Lauren. “The work our staffers do is truly amazing and has inspired me to pursue a future career in journalism. I have JURIST to thank for so much, but especially the connections I have made over the past few years. I cannot wait to get started with next year’s work!”

Edgar OdongoEdgar Odongo holds a Bachelors of Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi (Class of 2022). Edgar graduated as the valedictorian of his class with a First Class Honours! He is currently pursuing his Advocates Training Programme (ATP) at the Kenya School of Law. In his more than two years with JURIST, Edgar has served in diverse capacities including News writing, Commentary, Community Engagement Committee, and as Chief of Staff, Africa. Edgar considers that the JURIST experience was a life-turning moment for him. JURIST offers law students an opportunity to be involved in something that is greater than themselves. JURIST provided him with a sense of purpose. Edgar wishes JURIST all the best for the future.

JURIST is honored to acknowledge past recipients of the Greg Johnson Collaboration Award.

Katherine Gemmingen
Akshita Tiwary
Kristen Doyan