The Greg Johnson Collaboration Award was presented for the first time in 2021. The award is named for Professor Greg Johnson, Director of the Legal Writing Program at Vermont Law School, whose foresight, enthusiasm, and commitment to the greater good of his law students set JURIST on a collaborative multi-institutional and multi-jurisdictional path that in unexpectedly short order made it possible for JURIST to become a worldwide enterprise benefiting a range of law students and readers far broader than anything he or we ever imagined. Today Greg oversees a growing JURIST Chapter at Vermont, coordinating recruiting, being a mentor to students, and helping them organize chapter activities. We are immensely grateful for all he has done for his students and JURIST. As JURIST expands nationally and internationally, collaboration between members of our law student staff becomes more important than ever, not only for successful teamwork but also for building mutual understanding and empathy, as well as relational attitudes and capacities important for truly successful lawyers that we hope will last a lifetime. This award will be presented annually to the member or members of JURIST’s law student staff who best exemplify the collaborative nature and capacity-building initiative modeled by the award’s namesake Greg Johnson.
The 2022 recipients of the Greg Johnson Collaboration Award are:
Akshita Tiwary is a final year student at Government Law College, Mumbai in India. She has previously interned with the Chief Justice of India and at the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute. She is interested in public international law and human rights law issues, and has published several articles on the same. She hopes to pursue higher education in these subjects in the near future.”
This is what Akshita has to say about JURIST:
“I joined JURIST in June 2020 as part of the first international staff, and I have absolutely loved being a part of this community since then! Be it serving as the India Chief of Staff, the Commentary Co-Managing Editor or the Deputy Executive Editor this year, JURIST has allowed me to grow personally and professionally in several ways. I feel truly lucky to be a part of this transnational environment that not only allows me to network with law students around the globe, but also to contribute to an international landscape in my capacity as an ordinary law student.”
JURIST is honored to acknowledge past recipients of the Greg Johnson Collaboration Award.